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By Nell Boyce in Washington DC THE controversial defensive shield against long-range missiles proposed by the US is fundamentally flawed, warns a panel of physicists and engineers. They say that simple decoys such as Mylar balloons could confuse the system and prevent the missile hitting its mark. “It’s crazy to say we’re going to start this whole deployment,” says David Wright, a senior scientist with the Massachusetts-based Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which commissioned the report. Unlike Ronald Reagan’s ambitious Star Wars programme, which would have fought the Soviet Union in space,