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U.S. Deploys Battle Group near North Korea

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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one thing I disagree on. A CBG is unlikely to be able to do anything about a launch against unless one of the Aegis ships has a few SM-3's on board. My guess is that crazy kim will launch in the direction of the islands but it will come nowhere close. If they do look like they will hit, the interceptors at Ft Greely will launch


 
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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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Really, all the US has do to is play a defensive roll and support for SKorean and Japanese ground forces if a skirmish was to ever arise. Skorea and Japan and WAY more advanced than NKorea is and a campaign to Pyongyang with proper support would only take a matter of weeks, at best.

Only problem would be stopping Japan from continuing their march to Beijing.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Hey Fred let me ask you a question what is this? I've seen it posted numerous times with regards to Missile defense of Hawaii. Is it a tracking vessel or a weapons platform that we know little about?


U.S Deploys Missile Interceptors to Hawaii

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.



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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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That is a mobil defense radar dome. We have several near my house at Buckley Air Force base.




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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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.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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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]


"Favorable winds could carry the radiation to Japan." ?!?!?

I *think* I know what you mean ; but you should state what you really mean. That is a, seemingly, thoughtless statement.

Japan doesn't need to be inundated with Nuclear Radiation yet again. Those shouldn't be 'favorable winds' to anyone's mind. (Should the unthinkable even occur.)

'Favorable winds' should blow NK's piss and spit right back at them.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
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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.


Well, I can comfortably say that there (only a guess mind you) are at least 4 MK 15 Phalanx guns and some patriot type of defensive weapons on there as well. Granted, I'm sure there are ample cruiser escorts that fellow this little fella around as well.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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Well thank you first off.

I cant help but think by it's appearance that that has been something they have been "working" on for a while. Maybe something that is in the "Experimental" Stage from lack of streamline appearance so to speak. Not that that would deter from it's abilities mind you, but rather that it looks more like a work in progress.




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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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I believe this is what you are looking at!

www.globalsecurity.org...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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Japan is probited by treaty from maintaining a large freestanding military capable of doing that, they would be dependent on US or UN backups. The UN really is more of an occupying/police force, individual nations within it have their own political and economic ties to China and I doubt they would be willing to send troops.

Japan's economy is worse than the US's, they are in no position to fight a war and they are not stupid enough to want to march to Beijing since that would definitely provoke a severe retaliation from China. China may or may not back up North Korea militarily but let an ancient enemy invade their mainland and I could forsee them using nukes and biowarfare. Both sides have a history of the latter.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:26 PM
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I have some pictures of it from my last trip to Oahu. Its the X-Band tracking radar used as part of the MDA's tracking system


www.hawaiiforvisitors.com...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Actually Im not sure the PAC-3 has the chops for a true ICBM intercept.

I actually think that they have deployed the THAAD system which has the ability to hit an inbound ICBM


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.[11]


en.wikipedia.org...

THAAD would be a last resort kind of deal if the inbound got past the Ground based interceptors at Ft. Greely and the SM-3's

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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Turner radio aka *SNIP* radio...

A complete waste of time with that website, he reported in May Obama making plans to attack N.Korea with nukes and that N.Korea was transporting a nuke towards West Coast US mainland. All found to be inaccurate!

Maybe this site is where Kim Jong-il gets his news from! If so maybe that why he's so bloody paranoid. This white-supremecist: Turner is as much a threat as to US as terrorists are. Inciting hatred and the rest. We have them in the UK as well - called the BNP!

No profanity please

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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Oh we have another source:

www.dailymail.co.uk...

Although is it really surprising, the US has enough battleships and warships to take on the world.



posted on Jun, 23 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by john124
Oh we have another source:

www.dailymail.co.uk...

Although is it really surprising, the US has enough battleships and warships to take on the world.


Actually the last US Battleships were strickened from the ships list years ago and are rusting away. Now replace Carriers for battleships and you might be onto something



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