Thursday, January 28, 2016

Army Mulls Expanding Units Comprising Active, Reserve Pilots

Establishing an Aegis Ashore missile interceptor site in Hawaii “may be a good idea” to help protect the U.S. mainland, the head of Pacific Command says.
“Whether we do it or not should be an outcome of a deliberative process,” Adm. Harry Harris said during a speech Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. “I’m in support of studying it further and see where it goes.”
Aegis Ashore is the land-based version of the Navy’s Aegis ballistic missile defense system used on ships. Similar to the Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, it destroys missiles as they re-enter the atmosphere.
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