I read an article in the March 16 BND discussing North Korean threats against the United States. The article says that the U.S. will place 14 new ground-based interceptors in Alaska and gave the planned location and the number of interceptors in the area. It stated the program should be ready by 2017. That is four years from now, just after the next election. No wonder Benghazi was left helpless.
This information was provided by new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, as he stated that the North Korean nuclear threat is advancing faster than anticipated. Last April, intelligence said a missile test appeared to be an embarrassing failure, but in December appeared to have a successful launch, then last month a successful underground nuclear test.
Defense officials said there was no evidence to support North Korea's treats on the U.S. even though North Korea has nullified the 1953 treaty. Then one admiral said that military officials now thought that North Korea "probably has the range to hit the U.S."
With all of the bungling of the Egyptian policies, the Benghazi situation, the reduction of our military forces, the continued redeployment of our volunteer personnel and no draft, it is no wonder that North Korea sees an opportunity while the U.S. is under chaotic leadership.
Does anyone know the definition of "security" and "preparedness?"