Re: [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukes

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Subject: Re: [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukes
From: rsw@therandymon.com (RS Wood)
Newsgroups: dictator.asia
Organization: The Dictator's Handbook
Date: Nov 17 2017 15:28:56
On Wed, 6 Sep 2017 10:43:09 -0400
Dildo Baggins <dildo@gofuckyourself.gmail.invalid> wrote:


Struggling to build multiple defenses against a possible Nork missile
launch:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/politics/north-korea-missile-defense-cyber-drones.html


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President Trump has praised the existing missile defense system,
insisting last month that it “can knock out a missile in the air 97
percent of the time,” a claim that arms control experts call patently
false. In trial runs, conducted under ideal conditions, the
interceptors in Alaska and California have failed half of the time. And
the Pentagon has warned administration officials that the North will
soon have enough long-range missiles to launch volleys of them,
including decoys, making the problem far more complex.

That helps explain the rush for new protections.

“They’re looking at everything,” said Thomas Karako, a senior fellow at
the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, who
recently led two antimissile studies and closely monitors the
administration’s planning. “What you’re seeing is a lot more options on
the table.”

The $4 billion emergency budget sought by the White House is on top of
the $8 billion that the Missile Defense Agency has already been granted
for this fiscal year, as well as what other military services and
agencies are putting into missile defense. Another $440 million was
moved from existing programs to antimissile work two months ago, as the
North Korea threat became more serious.

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Date Subject  Author
30.07. * [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukesNewsBeanie
30.07. `* Re: [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukesRS Wood
06.09.  `* Re: [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukesDildo Baggins
17.11.   `* Re: [N Korea] Nukes, schmukes, dukesRS Wood
25.04.    `- [N Korea] may have caved in its nuclear test site:RS Wood

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