Originally created 08/04/98

Urges national security be a priority 080498 - The Augusta Chronicle



Your July 30 editorial wisely warns us about a "New missile threat"because of Iran's alarming flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile. Furthermore,former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warns there would be little or no warningbefore operational deployment of a "Third World ballistic missile." Wow!

Furthermore, Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., indicated in a July 15 press conference thatCongress should push the administration to take national security off the backburner. Nowthis is open, definite and clear cut. We should encourage the powers-that-be to take actionnow, and catch up! Let's not be "sitting ducks."

Mrs. Thomas N. Dwyer, Augusta