Wednesday, March 8, 2017

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii Experts call for immediate upgrade in state's missile defenses

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I wouldn't worry too much about this because North Korea is just looking to get paid off. 
That's just what they do.  But, upgrading Hawaii defenses should have been done years ago.   

Free Beacon reports North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America's Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area.

The United States today relies on ground-based ballistic missile interceptors deployed in California and Alaska to protect Hawaii, but these defenses would do little to guard U.S. territory in the Pacific against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which officials believe is nearing completion.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency in February test fired a new SM-3 Block IIA missile from Hawaii that successfully intercepted an incoming ballistic missile, but the Pentagon does not maintain a permanent missile defense installation or detection capabilities on the Hawaiian Islands.

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