U.S. CAN SHOOT DOWN
THE deterioration in relations between our c o u n t r y a n d No r t h Korea over the Kim Jong-nam case has raised the possibility of a war, even if remote.
North Korea is known to have nuclear capabilities, with its Taepodong-3 ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) reaching 12,800km, covering two-thirds of the globe.
While Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s reminder of our close ties with many countries assures us that they would come to our aid in the event of a war, if an ICBM is launche d from North Korea, we would have only about 20 minutes before it hits us.
The United States Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are armed with a Standard SM-3 mis-