New Delhi, India -- The answer, regrettably, lies only in more questions -- though the ones I pose have the merit of eschewing morals, ethics and marginal notions like sovereign rights, which became the first casualty of George Bush's one-frontier war against terror.
What would a cruise missile's successful destruction of a flying Taepodong prove? Would it eliminate North Korea's Taepodong capability? Would it destroy the North Korean missile arsenal?
The perceived threat from North Korea lies not in the remote possibility of every missile getting through, but in the probability of one or two reaching their targets with a full nuclear payload. Only a propagandist or a victim of propaganda would dismiss North Korea's scientists as buffoons making flying kites instead of missiles.
If, on the other hand, the Carter-Perry option is a clever ploy to test the accuracy of American missiles in real time, then it makes sense. Pakistan has repeatedly witnessed enough guided missiles becoming misguided in their brief lives.
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