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DoD set to 'bump up against' ABM Treaty

ladybug writes: "(from the bbc ) 'The Bush administration has signalled that it intends to press ahead with its missile defence plan as quickly as possible, despite international opposition to the project.

At a congressional briefing, US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said the administration expected to "bump up" against the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) "in months rather than years".

He added that Washington was aiming to reach an agreement with Russia to avoid breaching the 1972 treaty, allowing both countries to "move beyond it'.

Read the whole BBC report here."