Not just commie propaganda. The Pentagon believes DPRK can destroy our mainland – and we’re doing something about it.
North Korea’s nuclear threat is no longer just bombast from a brutal communist government. The Pentagon now believes that the North’s Hwasong-14 ICBM is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to parts, if not most, of the continental United States.
Congress and the Pentagon are rushing to respond, allocating at least 400 million dollars to new anti-ICBM missile tests.
Thankfully, our missile-defense units seem up to the task. More from Bloomberg:
Congressional defense committees have approved shifting more than $400 million from other accounts into missile defense programs to clear the way for more ground-based interceptors, sensors and upgrades to Navy anti-missile vessels in the face of threats led by North Korea.
Boeing Co., Raytheon Co. and Orbital ATK Inc. are likely to be the top beneficiaries. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis disclosed the approval Tuesday during a Senate hearing on Afghanistan. He said he requested approval to shift, or “reprogram,” unspent funds for fiscal 2017 totaling $440 million from accounts such as Army wartime operations and maintenance. A formal six-page request listed $416 million of the total.
The shift of funds reflects a growing determination at the Pentagon and in Congress to bolster missile defenses as North Korea vows to perfect nuclear missiles that can hit the U.S. mainland as well as allies in Asia. It may be the opening round in moves to seek more than the $9.9 billion requested by the Pentagon for the fiscal 2018 year that began on Oct. 1.
“We’re going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars because of North Korea and other reasons,” President Donald Trump said in August.
The six-page request obtained by Bloomberg News cites the regime in Pyongyang as the rationale for adding $16 million to extend the life of a radar maintained by Raytheon known as “Cobra Dane, which provides critical coverage of North Korean threats.”