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Originally posted by Prince_Machiavelli
Better question, will we try to protect ourselves with technology or spend billions fighting another war?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I think the best option with North Korea would be to launch all our B-2 stealth bombers in a coordinated attack on all their installations giving them no time to respond.
The reason for the deployment is to counter the threat that a rogue state--namely, North Korea or Iran--will attempt to hit the U.S. with nuclear or biological weapons delivered on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
But despite the more than $80 billion spent by the U.S. on missile defense since 1985, this system will not provide significant protection for many years, if ever. The political pressure to claim that the U.S. is secure against a rogue nation's attack has led to a defense that will not counter even the earliest threats from the emerging missile powers.