I would hope for a little more reassurance from the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation, but I guess ‘likely’ is better than ‘no chance at all’.
May 29 (Bloomberg) — U.S. ground-based interceptor rockets would “likely” knock out a long-range North Korean missile before it could reach the American mainland, the Pentagon’s independent testing official said today.
“I believe we have a reasonable chance” of an intercept, Charles McQueary, director of operational test and evaluation, said in an interview as North Korea defied international condemnation of a nuclear test with another short-range missile launch.
“I’d put it ‘likely’ — than ‘highly likely’ — as opposed to putting it ‘unlikely,” he said on his last day in office after almost three years as the top weapons evaluator for the Defense Department.
And now, a look back at some promises our brilliant president made while on the campaign trail:
Don’t you just feel better after watching that?
Btw, here’s Dennis Prager analyzing Obama’s April 5th speech in which he called for a nuclear-free world. Prager calls the president ‘incredibly naive’ on the issue: