North Korea is trying to join in the fireworks displays for the 4th. Sad to say, however, this is no joyous occasion but very serious. Now we have a certifiable mad man lighting off rockets that can potentially hit both Japan and the US’s West Coast.
I wish I could just leave it at that. Mr. Bay is correct about us having ditched the ABM missle treaty. Thanks the good Lord above for Reagan’s Star Wars idea – we now have the Aegis cruiser, Patriot missle, and I can’t wait for the laser wielding Boeing 747 to come on line (yeah, I know about the logistics problems, but hope springs eternal, right?).
Read his article and go to some of the Mil-blogs listed…other blogs have decent (snapshot) quick-takes too.
UPDATE – 1: DefenseTech has some good writeups….
Update – 2: StrategyPage has a REAL bizarre story about NoKo. One REALLY doesn’t want to tick off the bear that lives beside you and sustains you…. And people STILL think that we should talk / negotiate with folks like this. Sorry, I do try to be mostly polite most of the time, but these guys are just plain freakin’ nutcases!