SecDef Gates: North Korean Rocket Plans are Militaristic

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:13 am March 30, 2009

(CNN) — There is little doubt that a planned North Korean rocket launch next month is designed to bolster that country’s military capability, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday.

He also indicated that the U.S. military could be prepared to shoot down a North Korean missile if the rogue regime develops the capability to reach Hawaii or the western continental United States in a future launch.

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