July 30, 2017

TIT FOR TAT MISSILE TESTS: This is breaking news. The U.S. Army Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missilee is now 15 for 15 in intercept tests. Another test took place today. THAAD is designed to intercept intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBMs). North Korea tested an ICBM prototype on July 4 and July 28. This latest THAAD test is billed as a response to the latest North Korean ballistic missile test. Intercepting North Korean test launches with U.S. and allied ABMs is a course of action option — in other words, near simultaneous tit for tat tests with North Korea providing the target free of charge. I like the name “Operation Return of Serve.”

RELATED: Photo of a THAAD test that took place July 11.

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