(Agence France-Presse) The United States could be vulnerable to attack from long-range ballistic missiles unless the government overhauls the country’s “fragile” missile defense system, experts said Tuesday in a report.

The findings from the non-partisan National Research Council are highly critical of President Barack Obama’s missile defense strategy, which focuses on protecting Europe from shorter-range Iranian missiles.

Instead, the report calls for a return in part to ex-president George W. Bush’s emphasis on shielding the United States against long-range threats.

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