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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

North Korea provokes USA into Missile Defense

Today President Bush has given permission to get the Missile Defense System in ready status, because the North Koreans have gassed and set one or more of their missiles on the launch pad, we have just learned from Bill Gertz who writes for The Washington Times.
    The Pentagon activated its new U.S. ground-based interceptor missile defense system, and officials announced yesterday that any long-range missile launch by North Korea would be considered a "provocative act."
    Two Navy Aegis warships are patrolling near North Korea as part of the global missile defense and would be among the first sensors that would trigger the use of interceptors, the officials said yesterday.
    "The United States has a limited missile defense system," Mr. Whitman said. He declined to say if the system is operational or whether it would be used.

    "U.S. Northern Command continues to monitor the situation, and we are prepared to defend the country in any way necessary," said spokesman Michael Kucharek. [continue reading]
It is about time. Now let's pray that it works.

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