Skip to comments.Admiral says US ready if North Korea strikes
Posted on 04/09/2013 2:24:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea if it decides to strike, the top American military commander in the Pacific said Tuesday, as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest ebb since the end of the Korean War.
Amid increasingly combative rhetoric from Pyongyang, Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, said North Koreas pursuit of nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles represents a clear threat to the United States and its allies in the region.
The admiral said Kim Jong Un, the countrys young and still relatively untested new leader, remains unpredictable after using the past year to consolidate his power.
But Locklear told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he was confident that the U.S. military can thwart North Korea if it chooses to act. He made clear that any U.S. decision would be contingent on where the missile is headed, information that the U.S. could ascertain fairly quickly.
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“He made clear that any U.S. decision would be contingent on where the missile is headed...”
Obama — Headed toward a Red State? Let ‘em burn.
We were always ready! MAke no mistake of that!
We will put the ‘onus’ on North Korea and issue a strongly worded warning. If they don’t back off we’ll cancel another missile test. /sarc
Admiral says US ready if North Korea strikes
but is Obama ?
"Oh no, it's Five O'clock Charlie."
What about the cut in services and support to your men Admiral? Hows the moral?
Obama vs. The U.S. Military
I was just wondering...in nobama’s navy, is the admiral gay or a tranny?
Only a month ago, this Admiral was saying our biggest threat was........
The guy’s straight as far as I know but...
He’ll back the homo-Navy to the hilt....
How else do you think he made Admiral?
What ... ready to surrender?
“Rear” Admiral ?
Funny thing is U.S. just stated they will not shoot down a North Korean missile unless it will land on U.S. territory. How will they know when to shoot?
Actually, I think he’s a four star...his job is one of the top tiers of the Navy...
After Benghazi there is concern that the administration would act to defend Americans from attack. I am hoping that our defenses are automatic without getting hung up on presidential orders but I think not.
By computing its trajectory in real time.