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U.S. to Send Missile-Defense Battery to Guam
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 04/03/2013 1:39:33 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

U.S. to Send Missile-Defense Battery to Guam By JULIAN E. BARNES And ADAM ENTOUS

WASHINGTON—The U.S. is preparing to deploy an advanced missile-defense system to defend American military bases in the Pacific, a defensive signal indicating the Pentagon doesn't believe the threat of a possible North Korean attack is likely to fade quickly.

The U.S. will deploy the system, known as a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery, or THAAD, to Guam to protect against short- and medium-range missiles from North Korea. It will be the first global deployment of the system.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said North Korea has threatened attacks against the U.S. base in Guam, as well as Hawaii and the West Coast.

"We have to take those threats seriously," Mr. Hagel said in a speech at the National Defense University on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: missiledefense; nkwar; nuclearnk
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if Guam will tilt to the LEFT?

If I were a waiter, I’d say that this is the biggest tip I’ve ever seen.

Can we tie the jerk Democratic representative from Georgia to the base of a palm tree when it goes over?

Is there a fu*king Democrat in Congress who has an IQ higher than that of my dead cat?

21 posted on 04/03/2013 4:40:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: gleeaikin
Have done some research in this area of both countries (Iran and NK). Things have found indicate much more than the public has heard. Probably only five to ten percent are looking for and watching developments from this region (Iran and NK). Now ... did I find the correct information or did I find information I wanted to find to match conclusions I had formulated? Not certain .. is my answer. Did I read the information found with an objective set of eyes and look carefully where the information originated, what the information indicated, where the people were from both reporting and posting other little bits and pieces were from, and what was to be concluded? Can only answer I tried to be objective.

Conclusion ... more is known than can be indicated or is being indicated by leadership. Worried? If am correct the likelihood of space having been militarized has occurred and Americans are none the wiser.

22 posted on 04/03/2013 5:10:17 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Kartographer
BUT...But...but won't that make the island tip over???

Not if they center it properly

23 posted on 04/04/2013 3:20:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan (
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He replaced Cynthia McKinney. MAJOR UPGRADE.

24 posted on 04/04/2013 3:26:25 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Sub-Driver

But I thought the Democrats were against the idea of missile defense?!

25 posted on 04/04/2013 3:36:50 PM PDT by RedStateNotShirt
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