The US Never Had an Effective System for Shooting Down Missiles. And, aguess What…. It Still Does Not
Analysis: U.S. would let a nuke missile wipe out a Canadian city - then maybe it's time for a new ally?
By David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen September 15, 2017
The debate about whether Canada should join the U.S. missile defence system continues to rage on. The latest development?
It's the claim that the U.S. would allow a nuclear-armed missile to hit Canadian territory because the Canadian government has not signed on to be part of the U.S. continental missile defence shield.
Where did this come from? It first emerged last week in a CBC interview with the former Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson. "If a rogue nation fired a ballistic missile at the United States and it went off course towards Canada, it's not a certain thing that that missile would be brought down by American ballistic missile defence, because Canada hasn't signed on," Lawson said.
Lawson, of course, followed that statement with the pitch that Canada should join the missile shield.
Then less than a week later, Lt.Gen. Pierre St-Amand, deputy commander of NORAD, told MPs essentially the same thing…but tweaked it even more. As reported by the Canadian Press news service, St-Amand said that under current U.S. policy, the American military would not defend Canada in the event of a ballistic missile attack.
Predictably doomsday headlines followed. MPs warned about Canada being in peril. On CTV, a defence analyst and the host talked about how a North Korean missile could wipe out Vancouver or Toronto.
So, if St-Amand and Lawson are to be believed, U.S. generals and politicians would look on as a North Korean missile landed on Vancouver or Toronto. Even though they (supposedly) had the means to stop it, the U.S. would allow a hydrogen bomb to detonate on their border.
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