Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), who has emerged as one of the East Coast missile site’s most ardent advocates, gave a speech on missile defense Tuesday at a Heritage Foundation event commemorating 30 years since Reagan’s SDI speech.
Heritage is a major force on behalf of missile defense — it sponsored an hourlong movie, “33 Minutes,” that warns of what it calls the threat of a missile attack and calls for U.S. missile defense.
“Thirty years following President Ronald Reagan’s SDI speech, the United States still does not have a comprehensive ballistic missile defense system,” Heritage said in promoting its event. “While the geopolitical landscape has changed in the interim, the threat from ballistic missiles has continued to grow. Now more than ever, the United States needs a comprehensive ballistic missile defense system.”
A video of the Heritage event with Sen. Kelly Ayotte mentioned in the article can be viewed here.
Heritage Foundation was recently ranked as the 18th best think tank in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's annual think tank survey. It was also ranked as the 9th best think tank in the US and the 11th best think tank in the world for security and international affairs.