Skip to comments.U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea
Posted on 06/18/2009 6:13:07 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea
By YOCHI J. DREAZEN
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is moving ground-to-air missile defenses to Hawaii as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's recent moves to restart its nuclear-weapon program and resume test-firing long-range missiles.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that the U.S. is concerned that Pyongyang might soon fire a missile toward Hawaii. Some senior U.S. officials expect a North Korean test by midsummer, even though most don't believe the missile would be capable of crossing the Pacific and reaching Hawaii.
Mr. Gates told reporters that the U.S. is positioning a sophisticated floating radar array in the ocean around Hawaii to track an incoming missile. The U.S. is also deploying missile-defense weapons to Hawaii that would theoretically be capable of shooting down a North Korean missile, should such an order be given, he said.
"We do have some concerns if they were to launch a missile to the west, in the direction of Hawaii," Mr. Gates said. "We are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect American territory."
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What an emphatic way to dispense
with . . .
the hospitals in question
the birth records office in question.
Actually the known capabilities of the TD-2 barely reach Midway Island.
Unless they are pulling a big fast one on the entire world, including the Chinese and Russians, they are just blowing a bunch of smoke at us, which is the MO of the NoKos....
Palin is going to be on her own if they point their ding dong at Alaska.
Not exactly... These EKV units...
...are based in Ft. Greeley, Alaska...
EKV = Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle
“should it become necessary, to protect American territory.”
I believe that is is always necessary to protect American territory. Don’t these people read their oaths of office?
I mean, come on dude. If you don’t have that as your prime objective, get the eff out of the way and let the rest of us do your job.
The U.S. is moving ground-to-air missile defenses to Hawaii as tensions escalateBest defense is a good offense.
Wonder if Hussein would consider a ballistic missile fired at Hawaii as an act of war?
He’d probably send a thank you note if the BC were destroyed.
Maybe while they are at it; they will fortify all of America as Bush did.
Under Ronald Reagan they wouldn’t even dare spout this crap. And if they did, they’re would be an “accident” on the launch pads.
“U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea”
I feel as if I’m living in the Twilight Zone. Can anyone imagine we would be reading a headline like this if Bush or Reagan were in the White House, instead of the wimp in charge there now?
I think an appropriate response to this nonsense would be to deliver a personal message to Ding Dong: “If you launch a misile towards American territory or attack our allies, we will immediately incinerate your capital and assorted other cities.”
Nothing goes in NK that the Chicoms don't know about or control.
Remember, the Chicoms are about "discipline" and protection for themselves.
They don't need to become a superpower.
Oh. Yeah, OK, that one.
That aside, I personally feel a lot safer now that 0bama has cut the unnecessary, ineffective, and provocative anti-missile program and sent the money we saved by not developing a technology against a threat that nobody has, to defend against the real threat, a Republican election victory, by giving the money to community activists such as ACORN. Can't say just how much better I feel.
Seriously, we might ask 0bama's administration one question - if they had had their way, would there even be assets to deploy? I'm sure they'll get right back to us on that one.
I’m sure the birth certificate is encased in 10 feet of lead 100 feet below the surface. ;-)
I thought the same SecDef said that ‘there was nothing we could do’ to defend against the previous NK “test” launch...
Pansies we have become(thanks jimmy carter).
Reagan would have told China: “rein ‘em in or we fire, and it won’t be at NK.”
“I thought the same SecDef said that there was nothing we could do to defend against the previous NK test launch...”
The diff is that Zer0’s political machine knows that the people of America are expecting “something” to be done.
This is a PR ploy to make Zer0 look relevant, although all of us, including NK, know better.
‘Will we then give them our missile technology?’
They probably got it from The Bent One (WJC) via the chicoms
Even if it hits one of the islands and kills thousands, the most we will do is send some State Department idiot in front of the camera to profess our "concern" over such a "profound act of aggression". Then, we'll go to the UN and ask for a condemnation of North Korea, and possible sanctions.
It's even safer than that. It is actually about 12,000 miles away in Kenya. Let Lil Kim nuke that.
Wow. I guess SDI was a big waste, right?
‘..rein em in or we fire, and it wont be at NK....’
“...starting in 5 minutes...”
Sort of like that butterfingers Quaddafi episode?
The Chicago Way.
Like insurance, defense is expensive only until you really need it most.
with dirt, ocean and lava
That’s right. And Ronnie went to bed and slept well as it took place.
Seriously, we might ask 0bama’s administration one question - if they had had their way, would there even be assets to deploy? I’m sure they’ll get right back to us on that one.
Exactly right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why doesn’t Obama just give another one of his speeches?
It worked in the middle east...
It seems to me that the madman was well behaved after that and rediscovered sanity after GWB sent his personal message to terrorists.
Mirandized in Korean of course.
The South Koreans would stop them before Seoul. And the artillery threat to Seoul is somewhat overrated.
Obama and Congress have not eliminated missile defense probrams.
Certain high-end programs were canceled (KEI, Multiple-Kill Vehicle) or funded less (Airborne Laser)
Other more proven programs actually got increased funding (Navy Aegis BMD, and the Army THAAD.)
Looks like an efficient outfit, but they don't have the equipment to shoot down an ICBM....
But the guys at Ft. Greely do...:^)
...and they are from the Missile Defense Command, I presume...
Doesnt the GOP want to win in 2010?
No the don’t. They didn’t the last time either.They picked an unelectable Mc Cain the last time and will pick an unelectable Palin next time and sit on their hands as always in the time between elections.
Dude! Nice job! I'll have to break out the old tin foil after that one!
We have space-based laser defense systems, so this is all a canard.
you got that right.
it is hard to understand why we should spend millions on an imperfect solution when there is a perfect solution nearby that is fully paid for - icbm to kim il’s mansion.
That was mostly satire.
However, the evil oligarchy does think in such terms on occasion.
They have crashed whole planes to remove some key opponents . . . probably many times.
We now return control of your screen to you and you to your regular dismissiveness.