The Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands on Kauai.
Honolulu Civil Beat: Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?
One possibility is converting a test facility on Kauai into an “operational” intercept site in the face of a growing threat from North Korea.
WASHINGTON — At the request of Congress, the federal Missile Defense Agency is evaluating the threat to Hawaii from ballistic missiles and possible defenses against them.
The little-noticed provision raising questions about Hawaii’s vulnerability was tucked into the massive $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 23. The report will be presented to the Senate and House armed services committees when it is completed.
The provision, Section 1685 of Senate Bill 2943, asks about the costs and benefits of turning the Aegis Ashore Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai into an “operational” weapons intercept site, or a project that may include fielding a medium range ballistic missile sensor “for the defense of Hawaii.”
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Update: Can North Korea Launch Pearl Harbor II? (J.D. Gordon, American Military News).
WNU Editor: If war should ever break out in Asia .... with China or North Korea as the adversary .... the military installations in Hawaii will be a target .... as well as every other U.S. base in the Pacific basin. Whether they will be able to effectively hit these military installations is another story .... especially in the case of North Korea.