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No Korea Criticizes US Missile Defense for Hawaii


World  (tags: North Korea, USA, Hawaii, missile defense, nuclear arsenal )

Kathleen
- 3612 days ago - washingtonpost.com
No K.criticized the U.S. Monday for positioning missile defense systems around Hawaii; calling the deployment part of a plot to attack the regime and saying it would bolster its nuclear arsenal in retaliation.



   

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Kathleen H (293)
Monday June 29, 2009, 1:08 am
PICTURE: In anticipation of a North Korean missile test, the U.S. is positioning off Hawaii a floating radar, like this one shown in a 2005 Boeing photo.

The U.S. is moving ground-to-air missile defenses to Hawaii as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's recent moves to restart its nuclear-weapon program and resume test-firing long-range missiles.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that the U.S. is concerned that Pyongyang might soon fire a missile toward Hawaii. Some senior U.S. officials expect a North Korean test by midsummer, even though most don't believe the missile would be capable of crossing the Pacific and reaching Hawaii.

Mr. Gates told reporters that the U.S. is positioning a sophisticated floating radar array in the ocean around Hawaii to track an incoming missile. The U.S. is also deploying missile-defense weapons to Hawaii that would theoretically be capable of shooting down a North Korean missile, should such an order be given, he said.

"We do have some concerns if they were to launch a missile...in the direction of Hawaii," Mr. Gates said. "We are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect American territory."
 

Jillyanne Michelle Cape (718)
Monday June 29, 2009, 2:54 am
They're on my radar too. Have been for years. Only a matter of time before they will decide to do something really stupid, and of course we will be the ones to deal with it.
 

Hussain Jack Marvin (30)
Monday June 29, 2009, 8:25 am
Thank you!!
wish what in ur heart u got it and `peace around u!!!
 

Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Monday June 29, 2009, 10:07 am
Kat, sweetie...I can't thank you enough for this news article my friend. Everyone on Earth should be paying attention this country, imparticular.

Something we have in common my spirit sister, my Father is a Korean vet {Marines} & stationed in Hawaii and so, I as well have been keeping a close watch on North Korea.

I pray for the world because of this one country.

Thank you again, totally noted. I hope all pay close attention to this news.

Peace to us all,
FreeSpiritRunning...
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 1, 2009, 3:02 am
when is this madness coming from North Korea going to come to an end.Their posturing and obfuscating will in the end gain them nothing.They must know that the US will come out on top in any neuclear war( God forbid it ever comes to that) The US is not the aggressor here and I am sure it will defend it's people and territory with al the vigour at it's disposal.
 
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