North Korea recently stated that the peninsula could go to Nuclear War if the threats kept on as South Korea started live-fire military drills. Many South Koreans don’t regard North Korean threats because they feel that it is just simply rhetoric, however that is not the case this time.
Russia has put their military forces on high alert recently. The reason for this is because there are increased tensions in North Korea. Russia shares a very short border with North Korea however they are very worried about the Korean Missile Threat.
Russia has vowed to help share responsibility over the European based Missile Shield, according to Russia Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov. Russia President stated that if talks about a nuclear reduction failed then a new arms race would begin. Medvedev also stated that they were willing to cooperate in a Missile Shield which will begin in June 2011.
There are only days left in the lame-duck congress, and President Obama is trying to get the New START Treaty passed. If he were able to do this it would be the first time a Democrat has veer passed a Nuclear Arms Strategic Reduction Treay. Republicans do not want this to pass because they said that it isn’t important now, and other are saying it needs some changes. If these changes were attempted then it could kill the Treaty.
New defense policies have put in place ballistic missiles at air force bases around the world. This is done so the United States will be able to counter the threat of North Korean Missiles. These policies moves have come after increased South Korean and North Korean tensions a few weeks ago.
A missile defense test was scheduled for Tuesday and is costing $120 million. According to an MDA Official this test is meant to simulate “similar missile defensive threats’. The powerful rader that is designed to track monitor and acquire this target is very important for the complex Ground Based Mid-Course system.