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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

We Need an Anti-Missile Defense

The number-one obligation of the U.S. government is to protect American citizens from enemy attack. We live in a dangerous era when the bad guys are trying to build nuclear weapons. We don’t know how successful they will be, but our government’s duty is to protect us from what might happen. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War when he refused Gorbachev’s offer to give up if only we would abandon our anti-missile defense. When Reagan refused at Rejhavik that was when he won the Cold War.

Ever since Obama became President and started to (as he boasted) “fundamentally transform” America, a major element of that change has been to eliminate our military superiority and cancel our anti-missile defenses, starting with those we installed in Eastern Europe. Obama has consistently cut funding from and downgraded our anti-missile program even though Iran and North Korea are threatening to build offensive nuclear missiles.

North Korea just launched two short-range ballistic missiles from North Korea’s western coast on the Yellow Sea. They flew 500 kilometers across North Korean territory and landed in the Sea of Japan.. The range of this test demonstrates North Korea’s ability to strike the whole of South Korea.

This event clearly demonstrated the fact that we need a missile defense capability to handle ballistic missiles launched from North Korea. It is urgent that the U.S. and South Korea give their civilian populations as well as our military forces the capability to protect the millions of lives at stake. A U.S. missile defense system is essential and can help to prevent North Korea’s aggression, as well as Iran’s. It certainly is the responsibility of our government to have a functioning modern anti-missile system that can protect the lives of Americans and our friends.

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