Alaskan Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan proposed a new bill this week that would authorize the military to deploy “dozens” of missile interceptors to counter any North Korean missile threats.
For weeks, the North Koreans have been threatening the west, despite the fact that they can barely launch a missile of their own.
This new bill, if passed, would strengthen the United States missile defense systems, ensuring that no North Korean missiles could make it to the mainland U.S.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Sullivan’s bill would also expedite the process of developing and testing new missile interceptor systems. Under the bill, 28 new “ground-based missile interceptors in Alaska and California,” would be approved. This would almost double what is currently there.
On top of all of that, the bill would also approve the building of a layer of “space-based missile sensors” to provide even better warning in the event of a missile launch.
“It’s become very clear that it’s not a matter of ‘if’ anymore, but ‘when’ North Korea is going to have the capability to reach not just Alaska and Hawaii, but the Lower 48 states with a nuclear capable ICBM,” Sullivan said in a Free Beacon interview.
“If we know that train is approaching, we need to start working on this right now so that when the day comes and the headlines are screaming ‘This unstable dictator has the ability to take out Chicago!’ we can say we saw this coming and we have the capability to shoot these missiles down and retaliate on a massive scale,” Sullivan told the Free Beacon.
Finally we have sensible lawmakers in office that understand the importance of keeping our country safe from foreign threats.
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