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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

North Korea, missiles and America

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "The United States has moved its ground-based interceptor missile defense system from test mode to operational amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said on Tuesday."

The Wall Street Journal writes today that the U.S. should respond to any North Korean missile test by blowing it out of the sky. From the WSJ editorial:
Consider what's at stake. We've known for years that North Korea has several nuclear weapons at the very least and is developing the missile technology to threaten America. Pyongyang's test missile is believed to be a Taepodong-2. A two-stage version could reach Alaska, Hawaii or the West Coast, according to a study in March by the Center for Nonproliferation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, while a three-stage model could reach all of the continental U.S.


Blogger Branedy said...

This always makes me laugh, this system has never passed a test. They claim that testing is is too dangerous and expensive. I just doesn't work. So if anyone should attempt to launch a real attack, it wouldn't stop anything. This like Bush claiming that he will protect the U.S. with his superman cape.

Wed Jun 21, 07:18:00 PM GMT+1  

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