L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30015 posts, RR: 58 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
A report in the Korean Times says that parts from a North Korean test shot of one of their missiles was found in my home, Alaska.
The lack of specifics in the article and denials by local authorities here lead to questions about the accuracy of the article but it does restate the importance of the National missile Defense. The first silos of which are being built up in Ft. Greely right now.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
National Missile Defense? The one the world over criticises the U.S. for, like its some sort of offensive weapon? Surely there is no need for it, I mean so North Korea might be able to hit us with a missle, I guess we should just do nothing about it. Defending yourself.....what a bitch it is.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1715 times:
WHAT MISSILE ????????
The only one I know of was the test in 1998 which was initially thought to have landed in the Sea of Japan, then in the pacific but was eventually known to have ended up in the Gulf of Alaska - the later info taking about 8 days to emerge.
It was a volleyball sized cylinder which the DPRK claimed was a satellite launch gone wrong - but who knows.
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1666 times:
Although the National Missle Defense is defensive, it is criticized because it breaks down the mutual assured destruction component of nuclear security that has kept the world out of nuclear war so far.