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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Jonjonj
Ballistic missiles are just that, BALLISTIC. That means they go up, have a short period of level flight, depending on range to target, and they come down. They don't fly along at a low enough level that an airburst will cause all kinds of damage.
Japan has the resources to stop anything short of a terminal phase ICBM, and depending on the missile, I wouldn't put it past Aegis being able to hit it. Aegis can't hit an advanced ICBM, but an older, slower missile, maybe. If they chose not to shoot that means they weren't worried about it targeting them. Pissed about it going over them? Almost certainly. But they could have stopped just about anything that was going to hit them.
originally posted by: underwerks
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: underwerks
Not a chance.
I don't see any potential for a further escalation of this whole Kim Jong Un problem, till blood is spilled, unfortunately. At least that's what it takes to handle a situation like that one, we will see if Trump is any different, and will act before it happens( and it's going to happen)
You may be right.
Living in one of the bigger cities on the west coast, being nuked is always in the back of my mind.
originally posted by: SonOfThor
a reply to: RickyD
I'm going to look up trumps quotes after work, but didn't he say something like firing any missiles near us or allies territory would warrant a response or something to that affect?
originally posted by: Black_Fox
War now or war later.
Either way, I don't see a way out of this, without war.
And I do not ever want war.
But I'm not stupid either.