Tuesday, October 05, 2004

A U.S. Naval Ship in the Sea of Japan

The pentagon recently released a statement saying that the U.S. navy ship USS Curtis Wilbur was deployed to the Sea of Japan, which is the coastal side of North Korea. The ship was deployed in order to protect U.S. troops in the area and the U.S. allies. It was also deployed to begin the missile defense system. The ship includes missiles that would be able to shoot down and destroy other long range missiles that would possibly come from North Korea. It also will eventually be able to conduct long range monitering and tracking of enemy missiles. This new missle defense system could posssibly cost 50 billion dollars over the next 5 years. Any Comments


Phil Blumberg said...

Does anyone else see the possibility of another Tonkin Gulf incident?

Reese Davidson said...

No, another Tonkin Gulf incident couldn't happen again IMO. Post-Watergate, Post-Iran Contra, and now Post-Iraq/WMD, the whole country and world would question any such "incident". The whole world is totally different than it was back then.

And about the ship, I don't think the technology has been tested too much; But we must do whatever we can at the moment to protect Japan and send a message to North Korea.

Reese Davidson said...

I forgot to add that the USAF deployed two dozen B1 and B52 heavy bombers to Guam last year. In addition to the Navy fleet based in Japan, these bombers can be sent into action on fairly short notice.