Monday, April 16, 2012
Rumors North Korea Rocket Shot Down
North Korean missile shot down" suggests strenuous spying on US military computer systems, in effort to detect military op, turned up little except for a "Ballistic Control Contingency Memo." Memo lists near top of several layers of defense deployment - the YAL1 airborne laser (picture). Dean Esmay describes in a blog entry how tech exists for shooting down rocket. Esmay believes goal can be easily achieved, "a fairly low power airborne laser can weaken a rocket’s fuel tanks enough to cause them to rupture. And no one will ever know whether it was a bad fuel tank or outside interference." Is the United States engaged in a space blockade of North Korea?