DOD Secretary Says US Ready for Any Korean Threat

North Korea is reportedly preparing an intercontinental missile for launch. The country has been blowing up explosives underground and launching short-range missiles for the past week while at the same time preparing for ruler Kim Jong Il to be succeeded by his youngest son. That became official today. Analysts say North Korea could have as many as four intercontinental missiles. On Monday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took a look at an interceptor rocket based at Fort Greely and announced that the U.S. is ready for any missile threat from North Korea.

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage

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