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Old 04-08-2015   #1
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Default Nuked from Orbit - the only way to be sure.

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April 5

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Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.
http://graphics.latimes.com/missile-defense/

April 8

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Washington (AFP) - The US military command that scans North America's skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said.

The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command's sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.
http://news.yahoo.com/us-aerospace-c...015320113.html

Also April 8

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PENTAGON North Korea has the ability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the West Coast of the U.S. with a nuclear weapon from a mobile launcher, according to a Department of Defense intelligence assessment cited by the head of NORAD in a Tuesday press briefing.

Not only does the Pentagon worry that the road mobile weapon the KN-08 is able to launch with reduced warning from inside North Korea but also that the current regime has advanced its nuclear weapons technology enough to arm the ICBM with an effective warhead.
http://news.usni.org/2015/04/07/nora...on-mobile-icbm
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Frankly, I had great hopes for the GMD (Ground-Based Midcourse Defense) program but that seems to be going nowhere. But it is my opinion that laser based missile defence US had worked earlier and is also working right now could be an operational and effective system in near to mid future. Same goes for the rail gun systems.

As for the NOKO, a country with the GDP of a small American town is not a threat to the US or any other country for that matter. For NoKo, it is mere flexing and posturing to keep themselves safe and for US MIC, it is the fear mongering which will get them the funds.
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The Pentagon is quietly working to set up an elaborate network of defenses to protect American cities from a barrage of Russian cruise missiles.

The plan calls for buying radars that would enable National Guard F-16 fighter jets to spot and shoot down fast and low-flying missiles. Top generals want to network those radars with sensor-laden aerostat balloons hovering over U.S. cities and with coastal warships equipped with sensors and interceptor missiles of their own.
http://www.defenseone.com/threats/20...russia/115723/
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