From Inside the Ring:
Asian military affairs specialist Richard D. Fisher says North Korea’s new long-range missile “poses a significantly increased threat to the United States and Japan.” The missile is described by Mr. Fisher as derived from the Soviet-era SS-N-6 submarine-launched ballistic missile. It was Moscow’s first sub-launched missile.
Air Force Gen. Ralph Eberhart, commander of the U.S. Northern Command, also said recently that the danger of ship-based missiles is growing. “I believe it’s just a matter of time until the terrorists try to use a … maritime attack against us,” he said. “I believe that attack could come in terms of bringing a ship into port, whether it’s [carrying] high explosives or whether it’s weapons of mass destruction.”
Notes Mr. Fisher: “Should North Korea adopt this strategy, it would have the option of trying to infiltrate and pre-position its missiles in Canada, Central America or even the continental United States. U.S. missile defenses do not currently defend against either launches from the south of or within the contiguous 50 states.”
Clearly the Korean fifth column in this country would be tremendously helpful in infiltrating and pre-positioning these missiles in the continental US. The military necessity is obvious; if only we could get access to Mr. Fisher’s diary we’d have the incontrovertible proof that we need to lock up those treacherous yellow dogs now!