September 24, 2004

Kicking It Up A Notch

Interesting, and dangerous news:

In the first step toward erecting a multi-billion-dollar shield to protect the United States from foreign missiles, the U.S. Navy will begin deploying state-of-the-art destroyers to patrol the waters off North Korea as early as next week.

But shouldn't we have allies in this?

Because of the North Korean threat, Japan has become the first country to agree to work with Washington on the missile defense project. It is upgrading its own destroyers and acquiring better U.S.-made interceptors -- the ship-launched Standard Missile-3 and the ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3.

Nothing like a shot across the bow to get your attention, is there?

"The Japanese are very interested in developing a missile defense," Greenert said.

No kidding.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 24, 2004 01:42 PM