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  • North Korea Launches missles into sea of Japan, US deploys Reagan's missile shield.

    US to deploy more ground-based missile interceptors as North Korea steps up threats

    The U.S. is deploying 14 new ground-based missile interceptors in Alaska to counter renewed nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.

    The new interceptors will be based at Fort Greely, an Army launch site about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, and are projected to be fully deployed by 2017, Hagel said. The additions will bring the U.S.-based ground interceptor deployment from 30 to 44, including four that are based in California.

    That will boost U.S. missile defense capability by 50 percent and "make clear to the world that the United States stands firm against aggression," he said in a briefing at the Pentagon.

     

    The announcement comes as North Korea has been making bellicose threats to void the armistice that ended the Korean War and launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. The U.S. and South Korea began annual military drills this week despite the North Korean threats.

    Hagel said the U.S. would also shift some "resources," which he didn't specify, from the delayed Aegis anti-missile program in Europe to U.S.-based defenses, saying the Aegis program was "lagging" because of reduced congressional funding. And he reiterated previously announced plans to add a second U.S. anti-ballistic missile radar installation in Japan.

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is trying to prove his strength, causing experts to worry that Pyongyang's threats could get out of control. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.

    Taking all of the moves together, "we will be able to add protection against missiles from Iran sooner while also proving protection against the threat from North Korea," he said.

    Even before the announcement, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a member of the Armed Services Committee, criticized the news, saying it was too little and too late.

    "I applaud the Obama administration's decision, but it shouldn't have taken the predictable saber-rattling from North Korea to bring this about," Ayotte said in a statement Friday. 

    Pointing to Iran's nuclear program, Ayotte called on the Obama administration to "move expeditiously to construct an East Coast missile defense site."

    "Americans living in the Eastern United States should have the same level of missile defense protection as those in the West," she said.

    Courtney Kube and Kelly O'Donnell of NBC News contributed to this report. Follow M. Alex Johnson on Twitter and Facebook.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/\_news/2013/03/15/17327806-us-to-deploy-more-ground-based-missile-interceptors-as-north-korea-steps-up-threats?lite

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    • Davo17
      Davo17 commented
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      newbie chick wrote:

      Have you upgraded your security level to Crap Your Pants mode yet?


      As indicated by several recent posts on NKO, the media seem reluctant to follow major world events.

      A crazed dictator with nukes, seemingly emboldened by a weak POTUS.

      Iran is soon to have nukes.

      Mobo watches.

      And Reagans missle shield keeps Hawaii, Alaska, and the western US safe.

      The same Reagan who won the cold war with the USSR without a shot fired.

      That Reagan.

      How you like them apples, girl?


    • Alndln3
      Alndln3 commented
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      newbie chick wrote:

      Have you upgraded your security level to Crap Your Pants mode yet?


      rodman-n korea.jpg

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    • Sloppy Santa
      Sloppy Santa commented
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      newbie chick wrote:

      Have you upgraded your security level to Crap Your Pants mode yet?


       

      Is that "brown" on the color coded threat scale?


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    • #4
      Another Dumbo17 self-pwn? Fatty deserves a ****************ing trophy lol!
      "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • #5

      Are you saying that the policies are now bad because Obama is implementing them or that they're good because Bush implemented them (and because Obama is continuing them, it confirms that they're good)? 

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      • Davo17
        Davo17 commented
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        Zig al-din wrote:

        Are you saying that the policies are now bad because Obama is implementing them or that they're good because Bush implemented them (and because Obama is continuing them, it confirms that they're good)? 


        Im saying its bad that we have a president who needs to be slapped across the face with the threats of a nuclear rogue nation before he wakes up and utilizes the protection better presidents have laid out.


    • #6

      If Davo is so concerned about the threat from NK, I'm sure he'll enlist in our military...unless their standards are too high to accept him.

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      • #7

        lol

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