View Poll Results: Why haven't we shot down one of the NK missiles fired over Japan?

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Thread: Why haven't we shot down one of the NK missiles over Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Pretty much.

    Hitting them back would just escalate everything.

    Really not worth it.
    "Hitting them BACK?????" What EXACTLY has N.K managed to actually hit, other than the Sea of Japan?
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    WE don't know what level of accuracy and range they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    And also, if we try and miss, it would just empower NK. So why risk it?
    Agreed. (plus we know that the chances of a successful intercept are very low)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Agreed. (plus we know that the chances of a successful intercept are very low)
    It's known that they have had some success. But I don't think they have commented all that much on their failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Thoughts?
    That would cause a lot of problems. We don't want to kick the hornet's nest, right?

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    It is much better to tweet threats constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Thoughts?
    Well I would suggest either that we can't or that obviously we don't want them to know that we can.
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    Another thing to consider:

    The missile is not being fired over our country. I have no doubt there are high level talks going on involving Japan. Their feelings on a response would have to be being considered, as well as our other allies in the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Well I would suggest either that we can't or that obviously we don't want them to know that we can.
    I'd say the reverse is the only thing that makes sense.
    If we could shoot down their missiles it would be a huge boost to our deterence and make the N. Koreans think twice before launching an attack doomed to failure.
    It would also really encourage our allies that we can indeed protect them.

    I really see no reason why we wouldn't shoot one down......if we could.
    Last edited by Devil505; 16th September 2017 at 10:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    "Hitting them BACK?????" What EXACTLY has N.K managed to actually hit, other than the Sea of Japan?
    Nothing.

    Never said they did which is why I said its not worth it.

    Guess you missed that part.

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