Franken opposes Trachtenberg

October 2017
Senator Franken was one of 17 senators who voted to oppose David Trachtenberg to serve as Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, the #2 slot in the DOD policy shop.

Trachtenberg has argued that the US should field a space-based missile defense system that would (in theory be able to destroy a full-scale nuclear attack from Russia. Experts say the proposal is completely unworkable, fantastically expensive, and severely destabilizing.

We commend Senator Franken for his vote.