Saturday, April 13, 2013
Alaska Base is Last Line of Defense Against N. Korea, Iran Missiles
An isolated military base in Alaska is America's last line of defense against missiles fired from North Korea or Iran. The base is getting more interceptor missiles; but the system is untested.
Not mentioned: evidence that the rogue states (the Obama administration insists on using the less offensive but also less accurate "outlier states" term in the hope of coaxing them into meaningful negotiations) are working on a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) missile, against which there is no known defense. A technology developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, FOBS would make possible an attack on North America from over the South Pole.