(ed: of course the elephant in the room with this one – vis a vis the north koreans – is that the american missile defence system is only configured to operate to a certain height above earth – and what the north koreans have done is to develop missiles that fly higher than the american defense systems can reach..
(so what we are seeing is a missile version of just walking around a large wall built to keep you out..)
so the american missile defence system is seriously compromised – pretty much useless..
with americas’ only deterrent being the retribution that would follow any attack..deterrent enough you would hope..
which explains why the americans are panicking so much – and why this situation is so fraught with possible perils..)
A test of America’s missile defence systems in Hawaii has reportedly failed to shoot down its target – against the backdrop of heightened tensions with North Korea.
An exercise conducted by the Missile Defence Agency was unsuccessful – with the military unable to shoot down an incoming missile launched from an aircraft – multiple outlets reported.
A Department of Defence representative confirmed a drill had taken place without responding to questions about whether it had accomplished its objectives.