Rogue governments in Iran and North Korea are threatening the world with their nuclear weapons programs.
They are working on developing ballistic missiles that could reach the U.S.
Both governments thrived under Obama, but Trump just did one thing that shut down their hopes.
North Korea has been engaged in months of saber rattling.
They continue to test fire ICBM’s and are in the process of developing a weapon that could reach the United States.
So the U.S. responded with a historic test of an intercept system to shoot down an incoming ICBM.
It was a major gamble.
If the test failed, it would be significant propaganda victory for the North Koreans.
But the test stunned the world when it was revealed to be a success.
“The Pentagon successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its own upgraded long-range interceptor missile on Tuesday in what was widely seen as a test of US ability to counter a North Korean missile launch.
The Missile Defense Agency launched a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to intercept a US-launched mock ICBM target over the Pacific Ocean, according to a US defense official.
The test ICBM, which flew thousands of miles per hour, was destroyed “thousands of miles off the coast” of the US mainland, with the intercept taking place northeast of Hawaii, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, Vice Adm. Jim Syring, told reporters at the Pentagon via a Wednesday phone call.
The interceptor “destroyed the target in a direct collision,” according to a statement from the Missile Defense Agency.”
This was a serious message to not just North Korea, but also Iran.
And this test was specifically designed with weapons North Korea or Iran might develop in mind.
CNN also reports:
“The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment … and a critical milestone for this program,” Syring said in a statement shortly after the test.
“This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat,” he said.
“Everything we did was operationally realistic,” Syring told reporters, adding that “decoys” were deployed by the target ICBM to make the test more realistic.
He said that the test ICBM “flew at a higher altitude and a longer range and a higher velocity than any other target we’ve flown to date.”
He said the designers of the test ICBM worked with the intelligence community in order to replicate a realistic Iranian or North Korean threat that the US might face between now and 2020.
“I was confident before the test that we have the capability to defeat any threat that they would throw at us and I am more confident — even more confident today,” Syring added.”
Under the horrible nuclear deal that Barack Obama negotiated, Iran is still on the path for obtaining a weapon.
Proving the United States can shoot down their weapons allows the world to adopt a posture toward these rogue governments that tells them the civilized world will not be held hostage by madmen with nuclear weapons.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.