December 17, 2007

IT'LL NEVER FLY, GIPPER:

Japanese Ship Downs Missile in Pacific Test (Reuters, 12/18/07)

A Japanese Navy destroyer shot down a ballistic missile on Monday in a test about 100 miles over the Pacific, a first for a United States ally, American and Japanese forces said.

The $55 million test was a “major milestone” in growing American and Japanese cooperation, according to a joint statement by Rear Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, chief of the Missile Defense Agency at the Pentagon.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 9:41 PM
Comments

So we should be hearing about the Russian first strike capability on Tokyo or similar mumblings concerning the Poles tomorrow or the following day, right? A new arms race I tells ya! ...chirp...chirp...chirp (crickets in the night)

Posted by: KRS at December 18, 2007 12:10 AM
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