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Are We Really Capable Of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 22, 2017

The excuse for not shooting down missiles flying over Japan is that they were no threat to the US. Well why are we over there. Why do we continue to limit Japan’s military capability (thanks to WW II unconditional surrender) and make a big deal about being their protector? This would not seem to be a confidence builder for the Japanese citizenry.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-21/are-we-really-capable-shooting-down-north-korean-missiles

Maybe the reason we haven’t shot down North Korea’s test missiles is that we can’t. While we all certainly hope that our military would be able to successfully defend the country against incoming missiles, we need to be prepared for any possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump to unveil plans for an ‘Arab NATO’ in Saudi Arabia

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 17, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/05/17/trump-to-unveil-plans-for-an-arab-nato-in-saudi-arabia/?utm_term=.1fd597c7a6bd

“The U.S. has sought for a long time to get the Saudis to do more to focus on its navy, to modernize and make the forces in the Gulf more effective,” said Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “From the U.S. perspective, the stronger the Saudi deterrent is, the lower the risk of any military confrontation with Iran.”

Trump continues to go back on the promises that got him elected.

There is one NATO already.  It is supported by US taxpayers and there is no reason the US taxpayer won’t be supporting an Arab (meaning Saudi) NATO. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lockheed Martin-Funded Experts Agree: South Korea Needs More Lockheed Martin Missiles

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 10, 2017

http://fair.org/home/lockheed-martin-funded-experts-agree-south-korea-needs-more-lockheed-martin-missiles/

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to rise, one think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has become a ubiquitous voice on the topic of missile defense, providing Official-Sounding Quotes to dozens of reporters in Western media outlets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 11, 2017

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/03/patrick-j-buchanan/war-china/?_sm_byp=iVV7ZnvNMVJD0pWH

Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle joint war exercises that run through April. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Are (they) really ready for a head-on collision?”

This set-off alarms in China. For while THAAD cannot shoot down Scuds on the DMZ, its radar can detect missile launches inside China, thereby, says Beijing, imperiling her deterrent.

For accepting THAAD, China has imposed sanctions on Seoul and promised the U.S. a commensurate strategic response. Minister Wang’s proposal for resolving the crisis: The U.S. and Seoul cancel the exercises and North Korea suspends the nuclear and missile tests.

Gen. James Mattis’ warning last month was unambiguous: Read the rest of this entry »

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