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Old 07-17-2017, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default Tell me we have the technology to shoot down a Korean missle

Admiral and I got into a little discussion last night after she was reading something about N Korean missles

Told her I did not see any way in hell they could shoot a missle this far and to me with our technology it would be simple to shoot down, however I have no clue how they even work

Seems like I read some where about the only thing in US that could even be remotely a targe would be Alaska which is more than 4K miles from NK

I am sure folks here with a lot more knowledge on this topic than me and not wanting a "political discussion" by any means.

Talking with a retired Lt Col from US Army at breakfast and while he admitted he has been out of touch for MANY years he could see the possibility but it is so remote that it almost is non existent

Just facts of our technology
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We have been working on hitting a bullet with a bullet for decades. From what I've read (which really is what our military wants us to read) we are very close, maybe not 100% kill rate. I think the tougher ones are the longer range ICBMs as they are moving very fast and essentially are in space.
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Stop worrying about an attack that isn't going to happen.
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We did a test on a missile defense system in the last week or two. Took out a missile from about the ranges involved.

I would still like to see us blow one up right on the launchpad.....preferably with that kim moron in close proximity.
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I think they are a long ways away (no pun intended) from being able to reach our mainland.

That said, our ability to just shoot it down is not guaranteed as it's seems to be a foregone conclusion.

We have systems that can do it, and they have been successful in recent tests, but it's not 100%
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Stop worrying about an attack that isn't going to happen.

Not worried about it all, just a "discussion " with the Admiral that reads too much crap
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Stop worrying about an attack that isn't going to happen.
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander Pacific Fleet, Dec 6, 1941.
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Not worried about it all, just a "discussion " with the Admiral that reads too much crap
Well her first course of action would be to get off the internet. There's so much garbage it just isn't worth paying attention to ANYTHING the media tells you.

We have the benefit of ThT. Women have no hobbies, as stated on another thread, and thus aren't as informed.
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We did a test on a missile defense system in the last week or two. Took out a missile from about the ranges involved.

I would still like to see us blow one up right on the launchpad.....preferably with that kim moron in close proximity.
Link to test article.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/11/politi...est/index.html
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I give it a big maybe, our tests are based on knowing it is coming. Lots of preparation goes on for the missile intercept tests. In reality, it will be, here it comes, there it goes.
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There was a former commander of the Pacific fleet on TV about a week ago and he smilingly stated that we know just about everything NK is doing and would win, however it would be ugly. Before we initiate anything we better get he permissions n of S Korea and Japan as they will be the biggest loosers. JApan has already issued phamlets to the citizenry---"hat to do in a nuclear Strike".
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I agree.

There is a difference in what happened on 9/11 and someone from another country shooting something this way. We have Hawaii right in the middle with a force of fire power not mentioning what ships we have floating out there where ever they are.

Its a show of force is all. They shoot a missel we fly bombers over their area. Kinda like the difference between city and country fighting. City you make eye contract you can get your head taken off. Country both parties throw their hands back and curse each other for two minuets before the first blow is thrown. LOL

What we didn't see in 911 was they hit us from within. We were not expecting that, now we are or at least have some type of force to combat this area.

Trump might even be a good thing. When the rest of the world thinks we all are as crazy as the govn , they might just leave us alone and yes i'm a Trump supporter. When you give me the optioins of Hill top or him, the choices were clear.
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Sure we can knock down an ICBM crossing the Pacific ...

Question is can we get to it before it takes out Seoul Korea...

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I am going off the top of my head but I believe we fund the Israel missile defense system. So we do have the technology to routinely shoot down missiles.

Someone mentioned earlier the issue here is the altitude in which ICBM's operate.

Since I love gov't conspiracies, SpaceX could probably engineer something to at least collide with the N. Korea missile in space...
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State of the art USN Ship managed to collide with a container ship a few weeks ago. No super perfect James Bond solution to every threat and even if a "system" is in place there is absolutely zero guarantee the system will work as advertised or as tested in canned drills.

That being said, the North Koreans might actually be able to hit South Korea and or Japan but odds of them getting something offf the rails and actually hitting CONUS are slim to none.

What scares me about North Korea is not them hitting the USA but what happens after they hit Japan or South Korea and what the Russians and the Chinese do after we respond.

USA, China and Russia are like 3 tough guys who don't like each other but manage to drink at the same bar without getting in a fight. All 3 know a fight will result in ripped clothes, broken teeth, trouble with the police and even if I win it will cost me a lot of pain and suffering. Easier to just drink my beer and mind my own business, try not to step on too many toes when visiting the head to take a piss.

Now take the same 3 tough guys and one of them brings along his crazy girlfriend to the bar. She promptly swills down a couple of Long Island Ice Teas and gets shit faced. Crazy, drunken girl friend now tells her tough guy boyfriend that one of the other two tough guys pinched her ass when she went to take a piss. Situation between the three tough guys that had remained stable for years, now heats up. One "C&NT" word and a tossed drink in face and the fight is on.

North Korea is the crazy girlfriend, not a tremendous threat in itself but a potential catalyst for very bad things to happen between other countries that are a threat.
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I believe that 1) if there was an attack it would be short range such as SK or Japan and 2) that if the little guy did decide to launch towards the US we would shoot it down in time. Hell the patriot system is decades old and still effective.. Look at what Israel was able to do against the Scud missiles in the first Gulf War.
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What they don't tell you is how many times this has failed.....
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Sure we can knock down an ICBM crossing the Pacific ...

Question is can we get to it before it takes out Seoul Korea...

That's it right there...

Even if we stopped them, and even if we were able to kill young bowlcut... you have 25mm people who have absolutely no ability to feed themselves, who have been programmed to believe Americans aren't even human, and who see SK as sworn enemies.

China and SK don't want that burden, and we couldn't even begin to take it on.
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I am going off the top of my head but I believe we fund the Israel missile defense system. So we do have the technology to routinely shoot down missiles.

Someone mentioned earlier the issue here is the altitude in which ICBM's operate.

Since I love gov't conspiracies, SpaceX could probably engineer something to at least collide with the N. Korea missile in space...
Israel's missile defense is the basic level of what needs to be done for long range missiles.

The challenges for ICBMs are a couple magnitude of orders harder.
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Lots of good stuff here.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone...irst-mock-ibrm

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone...oreas-missiles
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