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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

U.S. Anti-Missile Missile a Success

By Douglas V. Gibbs,
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In a successful test to see if we could shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said the test was very successful.

Test?  Or message to Kim Jong Un that sending a missile our way is futile?

The test involved an unarmed rocket launched from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  A ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California as the coming missile traveled outside Earth's atmosphere.  The latter wound up destroying the former.

The successful test was the first of its kind in nearly three years.
North Korea tested a SCUD-type ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone in the Sea of Japan a couple days ago.

According to sources, the $244 million test will not confirm that the U.S. is capable of defending itself against an intercontinental-range missile fired by North Korea, as the communist country moves closer to the capability of putting a nuclear warhead on such a missile.

"Initial indications are that the test met its primary objective, but program officials will continue to evaluate system performance based upon telemetry and other data obtained during the test," a statement provided said.

Thirty-six interceptors stand guard in California and Alaska, currently.  By the end of the year, the Trump administration plans to have forty-four.
What this tells me is that this administration is taking North Korea's threats very seriously.

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