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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


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

1 posted on 04/03/2013 1:39:33 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
BUT...But...but won't that make the island tip over???
2 posted on 04/03/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Anything to keep the fire going.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 1:43:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t believe representative Johnson FROM GEORGIA was consulted on this one. [Georgians should be ashamed for sending a man to congress who is not as smart as a fifth grader, but the voters who put him in are probably less educated than he is.]


4 posted on 04/03/2013 1:44:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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5 posted on 04/03/2013 1:48:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
This is the system the Clintoons tried so desperately to kill...
6 posted on 04/03/2013 1:50:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Kartographer
for those that missed ol Hanks minute of fame...lol..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs23CjIWMgA

7 posted on 04/03/2013 1:53:32 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

While they approved of Jimmy Carter giving reactors to these idiots via the IAEA in 1994.

This is a Democrat caused problem and looks like they’ll have to use Ronald Reagan’s solution to prevent it.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 1:57:34 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Sub-Driver

Why woulsn’t we already have a missile defense system in the Pacicific? Our enemies know for sure that we don’t have one there right now.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 1:58:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Sub-Driver

sounds like a good idea, so it probably won’t happen


10 posted on 04/03/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
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11 posted on 04/03/2013 2:06:02 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Sub-Driver

This whole NKorea thing seems laughable and nothing more than a new leader trying to talk tough. At the same time though, under Obama’s watch, I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually pulled off some of the threats they are making, the latest being to nuke the hell out of us. It just seems like if we had a president who A: didnt hate our country and B: had some balls this wouldn’t be happening.


12 posted on 04/03/2013 2:11:28 PM PDT by eak3
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To: Sub-Driver
Drudge has on his headlines now...

NKOREA APPROVES 'MERCILESS' NUKE ATTACK ON US"

We have nothing to worry about though, Obama is on it....


13 posted on 04/03/2013 2:22:08 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: eak3

If they are crazy enough to do something, it’s going to be interesting how the ‘rats weave their way to blame this on Bush and/or Republicans.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 2:24:56 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Terry Mross; no-to-illegals; FARS; All

Here is an interesting article looking at both the NK and the Iranian nuclear issue and our response/knowledge. Lots of long informative comments below the article.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2013/03/15/u-s-intelligence-north-korea-and-iran/


15 posted on 04/03/2013 2:26:58 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: eak3

If they do launch a nuked up missile and it explodes over the USA it’ll render us back to the 19th century.


16 posted on 04/03/2013 2:33:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Good reflexes!


17 posted on 04/03/2013 2:35:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
If they do launch a nuked up missile and it explodes over the USA it’ll render us back to the 19th century.

Look at the bright side. No more rice burners with stereos set to 3 on the richter scale.

18 posted on 04/03/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: IYAS9YAS
Look at the bright side. No more rice burners with stereos set to 3 on the richter scale.

Life was much more quiet back then.

19 posted on 04/03/2013 3:04:28 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if the NK is the real reason - or is there more we are not told...


20 posted on 04/03/2013 3:07:38 PM PDT by traumer
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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 (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: MHGinTN

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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