When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

21 June 2006

Staring down Dear Leader

The Bush administration is weighing responses to a possible North Korean missile test that include attempting to shoot it down in flight over the Pacific, defense officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Because North Korea is secretive about its missile operations, U.S. officials say they must consider the possibility that an anticipated test would turn out to be something else, such as a space launch or even an attack. Thus, the Pentagon is considering the possibility of attempting an interception, two defense officials said, even though it would be unprecedented and is not considered the likeliest scenario.
U.S. weighs shootdown of N. Korea missile - Yahoo! News

On the surface, this sounds like the kind of saber-rattling I can live with, and even enjoy.


Guys, if you plan to demonstrate our extremely expensive and as-yet completely unproven (under real-world conditions) missile defense capability during a live launch test from North Korea, you'd better be really, really damned sure that you don't miss.

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