I’m pretty certain terrorists, Chinese and the Russians will determine this is a threat, but this is a purely self defense measure. Who can deny creating missile shields and having the ability to shoot down ICBMs is a bad thing?
From the Los Angeles Times.
A flying Boeing 747 jumbo jet equipped with a massive laser gun shot down a Scud-like missile over the Pacific late Thursday night, marking what analysts said was a major milestone in the development of the nation’s missile defense system.
The test shoot-down at 8:44 p.m. over a military test range near Point Mugu is expected to renew debate over spending billions of dollars for a system that seemed so far behind schedule that the Pentagon decided to significantly curtail its budget last year. The test, which the Pentagon described as a success, could be a major boon to Southern California, where much of the high-tech system has been developed and tested.