Can US Shoot Down North Korean Missiles? Guam Under Threat

August 16, 2017

CBN News:

As the war of words between President Trump and North Korea’s dictator intensifies, Pentagon officials tell CBN News the U.S. military stands ready to “fight tonight”.

But if North Korea takes aim at the island of Guam, could we defend a missile strike?

Pyongyang doubled down on its threats to launch missiles at Guam on Thursday, announcing a potential plan on state media for the “simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 (rockets).”

If the missiles landed within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of Guam, as threatened, according to UN law, they would fall within the United States’ exclusive economic zone although not their territorial waters.

“Guam has the capacity and capability proven with the THAAD battery alone to completely defend that island,” said Riki Ellison with the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. An organization which supports the United States’ defense program…

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