The author of Hit to Kill: The New Battle Over Shielding America From missile Attack , he lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
missile defense has been at the center of this exchange for more than 20 years now.
The missile fell back to earth after just 40 seconds in the air.
The missile that had been readied on the launch ramp in France made it through the defenses.
We know that the skies are open season for all manner of drone traffic, from missile launchers to beer droppers.
Presently a missile found its target-seeking microwaves reflected by the ionized metal steam.
The missile went flying over the water, just ahead of the canoes.
He threw it around a tree and the missile came back toward us.
In theory, one interceptor could handle a missile all by itself.
The missile with its thickly smoking fuse leaped upward as the concentric rings flickered and whirled bewilderingly.
"thing thrown or discharged as a weapon," is 1650s, from missile (adj.), 1610s, "capable of being thrown," chiefly in phrase missile weapon, from French missile and directly from Latin missilis "that may be thrown or hurled" (also, in plural, as a noun, "weapons that can be thrown, darts, javelins"), from missus "a throwing, hurling," past participle of mittere "to send" (see mission). Sense of "self-propelled rocket or bomb" is first recorded 1738; the modern remote guidance projectile so called from 1945.