Friday, March 21, 2008

3 a.m. phone call in the Oval office... Reply: "Shoot it Down"...

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Strategic Defense: We don't know who might pick up that 3 a.m. phone call, but 25 years ago Ronald Reagan made sure that if it's about an incoming ballistic missile, the order will be: "Shoot it down."
Investors Business Daily has a great article about the options that the Commander in Chief will have in the event of a 3 a.m. phone call informing that a ballistic missile is inbound and headed for U.S. soil...
"On March 23, 1983, President Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), telling the nation that the days of mutual assured destruction, or MAD, were over, and that the U.S. would be defended by the ability to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles, not merely retaliate in kind."
"The vice president noted that in 1972 only nine countries had ballistic missiles. Today at least 27 countries do, including those with hostile intent and those that actively support terrorist groups."
Very Good read...

1 comment:

bubba said...

I really think the best option is to eliminate the hostile party. if they have the ability to load a package onto a missle payload then they could easier deliver it by non conventional means.

Fortunately Bush has the stomach to do what must be done to protect our country. Reagan did too. Lets see what happens with the next POTUS. I think the terrorists will breath easier, which is a bad thing for all of us.