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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he has ordered the U.S. military to take defensive measures should North Korea attempt to fire a ballistic missile toward Hawaii. Media in Japan is reporting today that North Korea intends to fire a missile "toward" Hawaii.
The defensive measures include deploying ballistic missile interceptors from the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) to the Islands of Hawaii to intercept and destroy any inbound missile from North Korea. “I think we are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect American territory,” Gates told reporters at the Pentagon today.
North Korea has previously warned that if any of its missiles were intercepted, North Korea would view it as an act of war. They also said they would immediately retaliate with military force.
Originally posted by debris765nju
North Korea might just tuck one of their Nukes aboard a surface ship and bring it into confrontation with the US battle group and those ships of South Korea, tactically speaking, it could turn into another pearl harbor. Wind direction and point of detonation could determine who gets the brunt of the nuclear radiation.
Favorable winds could carry the radiation to Japan.
North Korea's close proximity to China can be used as a deterrent to nuclear retaliation. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
[edit on 093030p://am3038 by debris765nju]
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Bearack
I knew what the dome was or looks like I was wondering about all the other paraphernalia on board there seems to be a lot more than just a dome.
Deployment to Hawaii
In June 2009, the United States deployed a THAAD unit to Hawaii, along with a sea-based radar, to defend against a possible North Korean launch at the island chain.
Originally posted by john124
Oh we have another source:
Although is it really surprising, the US has enough battleships and warships to take on the world.