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Pentagon Was Ready to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

Good. We should have shot it down anyway. Deny them the test results, which may be part of a program designed to result in an ICBM that will hit us.

From the Washington Examiner:

The Pentagon said Monday it was ready, willing and able to shoot down a North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile if it had posed a threat to the U.S. or its allies Japan or South Korea.

“We maintain abilities to be able to respond quickly and intercept missiles from North Korea if they do pose a threat to us or our allies,” said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

The North Korean test was detected by U.S. Strategic Command just before 6 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday night.

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4 Responses to Pentagon Was Ready to Shoot Down North Korean Missile

  1. Holy moly. Let’s hope that wasn’t just talk, but that we’re ready to protect ourselves and our allies.
    The crazies in NoKo are dangerous and their sabre waving is alarming.

    Am I right that no country is arming against NoKo or has their sights set on engaging in war with them?

  2. “We should have shot it down anyway.”

    This is not a good idea unless you are prepared to remove the regime, because once you start shooting, they might shoot back, at targets of their choosing, like passenger planes. There are many ways to deliver nukes besides missiles, do you want to tempt a regime that expects to be destroyed? And attempting to remove the regime might bring China into the war. The US could destroy North Korea, but do we want to pay the price and face many unknown/unpredictable consequences? Not with all that is going on in the mid-east, Ukraine, and with the effects of underspending on the armed forces over the last 8 years. There is a good reason Trump campaigned on increased military spending.