So, would the sock puppet be given permission by his handlers to do anything in time?
We have in fact solved the ABM problem if we accept the need to put a nuclear warhead on the interceptor.
The Norks aren't going to launch a conventionally tipped ICMB at us, so we should assume we are stopping a nuclear attack, which makes detonating a nuke in response very acceptable. A large yield is not required, perhaps .5 kiloton.
Yes, an EMP would occur somewhere out over the great expanses of the Pacific ocean and might mess up a few low earth orbit satellites, although I doubt it.
It is a mis-direction to worry solely about a missile strike on the U.S.
I was in Korea in 1991; and, the first briefing I got was on the missile situation. My analysis: any attack by the North on the U.S. will include a massive launch of rockets on South Korea, accompanied by a reciprical launch of rockets from the south to the north.
Thousands of U.S. troops would be dead in a matter of hours. And, one of the major economic hubs of the region (Seoul) will be in flames.
So, its a little troubling that Carney is so dismissive, and can only contemplate an action movie scenario of an intercontinental missile attack.
Coming from the mouth of the most prolific and blatant liar since Bagdad Bob, I find them just the opposite.
Who is Ed Feulner and how long has he been mumbling stupid crap like this?
"A world free of nuclear weapons" works only for China and Islam. Wanna rethink that one, Ed?