Why Canada Should Join the U.S. Missile Defense Program: Ballistic Missiles Threaten Both Countries

Canada and the United States could greatly benefit from a missile defense partnership, yet the Canadian government has rejected such a partnership on many occasions. Increasing threats of a ballistic missile attack from North Korea and Iran necessitate more robust missile defense mechanisms in order to protect the North American continent. Collaborating on this issue would permit the two nations’ leaders to alleviate some of the burdens that missile defense programs entail, and provide them with another means of protecting their citizens. Canada should recognize the threat, and benefits, and participate in U.S. long-range missile defense programs.

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