Unfortunately, the successful test of a missile defense system isn't a good thing for nuclear disarmament.
"It's nothing but an unbroken trail of disasters with this weapon system."
The missile test was intended to see whether a Raytheon's SM-3 Block IIA interceptor could halt an incoming missile launched from an aircraft.
That'll be $130 million please, Abe.
The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
And yet, it doesn’t work very well.
The Pentagon's plan to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea might have as much to do with Beijing as it does with Pyongyang.
Russia is planning a whole lot of nuclear missile tests this year. It probably isn't a new nuclear arms race, but people are probably going to freak out anyways.
The fact that the Russians are supposedly talking about high-fallout weapons in the tens of megatons tells us that the guys in Moscow may be perilously close to losing their goddamn minds over missile defense.