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June 20th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
http://www.drudgereport.com/flash7.htm






N. Korean threat activates shield U.S. cites a launch as 'provocative'
Mon Jun 19 2006 23:07:28 ET

The Pentagon activated its new U.S. ground-based interceptor missile defense system, Bill Gertz reports in Tuesday's WASHINGTON TIMES, just as officials announced that any long-range missile launch by North Korea would be considered a "provocative act."

Poor weather conditions above where the missile site was located by U.S. intelligence satellites indicates that an immediate launch is unlikely, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

However, intelligence officials said preparations have advanced to the point where a launch could take place within several days to a month.

Two Navy Aegis warships are patrolling near North Korea as part of the global missile defense and would be among the first sensors that would trigger the use of interceptors, the officials said yesterday.

Gertz reports: The U.S. missile defense system includes 11 long-range interceptor missiles, including nine deployed at Fort Greeley, Alaska, and two at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The system was switched from test to operational mode within the past two weeks, the officials said.

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June 20th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
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Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
I know, which is why Im saying that we shoot it down if it comes west (not with a nuke, with gunfire.) and if it does turn into war, we go all out. Not just with N. Korea, but with all our "potential" enemies. Once someone, not necessarily the US, but someone, presses the button, everyone is gone. ever seen the movie WarGames?
Potential enemies? We are at odds with many countries in the world. If we went "all out" as you say, the world would be blown apart. The action would polarize those that are fence riding and Armageddon would be on.
June 20th, 2006  
CDT.Ensign
 
 
remember we are potential enemies with everybody, not just n korea and japan and everyone of our allies now but possibly enemies in the future
i wouldnt take any chance of them launching any type of long range missile over the pac. if it gets anywhere close before it gets over land im saying air to air aginst the missle
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June 20th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
We are simply powerful beyond measure...
June 20th, 2006  
Senior Chief
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C/1Lt Henderson
We are simply powerful beyond measure...
Tell that to the 2500 families that have lost their kids, husbands/wives and fathers/mothers that we are simply powerful beyond measure.

You have a lot to learn. I suggest you give up trying to form national policy until you are at least 21.
June 20th, 2006  
CDT.Ensign
 
 
"We are simply powerful beyond measure..."



sadly alot of people think like that, and think nobody can beat us, maybe we havent been loosing battles or wars, but we are still loosing lives, and untill we can make another country or place surrendrer during a war without loosing ANY lives, then we dont have the right to say that
June 20th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
I was referring to our nuclear capabilities. If we were to use our full arsenal(meaning nuclear bombs in the megaton range) then no one could beat us unless they launched theirs first.
June 20th, 2006  
Ace
 
ive have no intention to get involved in this discussion. However hear me good: Do not, i repeat do not, pull another stunt without UN (spes China) backing it!!!!!!!!
June 20th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senior Chief
Tell that to the 2500 families that have lost their kids, husbands/wives and fathers/mothers that we are simply powerful beyond measure.

You have a lot to learn. I suggest you give up trying to form national policy until you are at least 21.
Oh oh I know, I'll form my national policy now then perhaps change it as it comes...I was referring, as I said before, to the nuclear capabilities of the US. If we used nukes on all the wars we fought in, the only people dying would have been them. Of course, we and the Geneva Convention think that because of the servere destruction involved, nuclear bombs are a last resort. So, men and women die in the fighting.
June 20th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ace
ive have no intention to get involved in this discussion. However hear me good: Do not, i repeat do not, pull another stunt without UN (spes China) backing it!!!!!!!!
Every "stunt" as you put it has been pulled for years without the UN. They talk a good game but they are peacekeepers only, not offensive strategic forces. And we obviously don't need China or Russia's blessings since the Allied Forces and the US have addressed every operation without them in the past.
 


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