When was the last time you remember our military doing an emergency deployment or redeployment of forces within the USA to protect citizens from attack by a foreign nation?
I guess this Star Wars stuff that President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have so long opposed is starting to come in pretty handy.
The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.
Our new Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says,
… 14 additional interceptors will be installed at Fort Greely, Alaska, where 26 already stand in underground silos, connected to communications systems and operated by soldiers at Greely and at Colorado Springs, Colo.
This is in addition to,
a previously announced Pentagon plan to place an additional radar in Japan to provide early warning of a North Korean missile launch and to assist in tracking its flight path.
Apparently President Obama remains unconcerned about Eastern Europe and threats posed by Russia and Iran,
A portion of the $1 billion cost of the expanded system at Fort Greely will come from scrapping the final phase of a missile defense system the U.S. is building in Europe, Hagel said. The system in Europe is aimed mainly at defending against a missile threat from Iran; key elements of that system are already in place.
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