Wednesday, April 26, 2017

U.S. Commander: Hawaii Threatened by North Korea

I have no idea how sound this analysis is but the US continues to ratchet things up.

McClatchy reports:
The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top U.S. military officer in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday.
“Kim Jong-Un is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today, in my opinion,” Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee. “I have suggested that we consider putting interceptors in Hawaii that . . . defend (it) directly, and that we look at a defensive Hawaii radar.”
The U.S. currently has anti-missile interceptors at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and in Fort Greely, Alaska.
The goofy Korean kid should just be invited to the White House to be talked down, instead of all the threat and counter-threat stuff.


1 comment:

  1. Even if the objective was to get rid of Kim at all costs, this slow-roll aggression seems extremely counterproductive. One can't help but wonder whether this is all an excuse for setting pieces on a larger chessboard, a la missiles in Poland to counter "Iranian" nukes ...