Upton pushes for Michigan as missile defense site, expects answer soon

FORT CUSTER, MI -- Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, citing North Korea and Iran developing long-range missiles as a reason to be prepared, is urging the Secretary of Defense to select a Michigan site for a potential new missile defense system.

The DOD is considering placing a new U.S. ballistic missile defense system at Fort Custer in Augusta. The location on the Kalamazoo/Calhoun county line is one of three in the country being considered. 

The DOD is expected to complete a Missile Defense Review this month, and Upton's office expects the Secretary of Defense to announce the preferred location for the possible missile system within 60 days of the report being released, Upton's office said. 

"At times like these, with North Korea and Iran continuing to develop long-range missiles, it is imperative that we be prepared," Upton wrote in a letter sent to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis this week. 

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