Missile Defense

MISSILE DEFENSE….Maybe James Robbins is going to get his wish:

The Pentagon activated its new U.S. ground-based interceptor missile defense system, and officials announced yesterday that any long-range missile launch by North Korea would be considered a “provocative act.”

….Two Navy Aegis warships are patrolling near North Korea as part of the global missile defense and would be among the first sensors that would trigger the use of interceptors, the officials said yesterday.

….One senior Bush administration official told The Washington Times that an option being considered would be to shoot down the Taepodong missile with responding interceptors.

This is almost certainly just anonymous trash talking, but I guess you never know. After all, they’re going to have to test this thing against a real target someday.