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About what would happen if North Korea this week.
Launches a missile test would we shoot it down would we not he's seem to say we would not necessarily shoot it down -- that threatened.
Our allies or our own forces in the region what do you think.
If it's gonna go into the sea and just disappear we don't want to waste one of our expensive interceptors.
On something that's not a threat we have the capability KT with our.
To be able to tell -- that missile is gonna go to -- of our allies.
Our our troops overseas or the US mainland or Hawaii year -- we can tell very quickly after take off.
Where that missile is gonna end up so.
If it's gonna go off in the ocean we'll just let it go and won't waste our.
Time on it.
And mentor to me to about the president's status submitted his budget to Capitol Hill and one of the things on that budget is the missile defense program.
When he asked us for.
The trouble with the budget is that he wants to cut half a billion dollars.
And in the four years he's been in office he's already cut six billion from where we would have been otherwise so that's six and a half billion dollars KT.
That we are missing from.
Research and development or deployment of our missile defense assets.
With North Korea and Iran.
Making the kinds of threats and trying to build the capability that they're building why in the world would we cut missile defense at this point in time.
The world is not getting safer we have to keep our qualitative.
Technological advantage over other countries.
Which is the best thing we have going force you mentioned.
-- earlier about Iran and Iran's pursuit of nuclear reference.
How would a missile defense system on the East Coast of the United States help -- isn't -- all about Iran reaching the Middle East and reaching Europe.
The first -- defense against Iran yes would be to protect our allies and our troops.
Our military assets in the Middle East.
By an aegis destroyer.
Based in the Mediterranean let's say or by helping art is really allies.
With their radar and interceptor capabilities we have great sharing.
Programs where we share technology with each other that's the first -- defense.
That Iran has made no secret of the fact that they want to have an Intercontinental ballistic missile capability.
When they talk about putting a monkey in the space.
That's really just a disguised plan to have Intercontinental ballistic missiles that would reach.
A place like the USA.
So we want to be able to have.
Interceptors in place to stop Iran launching over Europe into the US.
Because that's something in a few years they would like to be able to do.
You know -- -- and has joined with the number of former secretaries of state secretary of state Schultz Kissinger.
Others talking about the desire or ability of having a world without nuclear weapons and how would the United States go about leading this push to really have nuclear disarmament.
Can you comment on whether that's a reasonable nigh eve more hopeful thing that we might be able to do in the coming -- -- -- that is dangerously.
88 at nine countries in this world that have nuclear arsenals.
-- including the US.
The only one of these nine countries that is not increasing the quantity and quality of its nuclear arms.
Is the United States all of the others are enhancing their stockpiles either qualitatively or quantitative -- And then we have countries like North Korea and Iran that are trying to.
Nuclear technology and put it on on to missiles so when the president says that our moral example will persuade other countries.
That has been demonstrated to be a failure no one is following the US lead in reducing.
Their nuclear stockpiles who already have a nuclear stockpile that's dangerously naive.
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