The Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed with "moderate confidence" that North Korea has the ability to deliver a nuclear weapon with a ballistic missile, though the reliability is believed to be "low."Wow! US intelligence just now discovered that North Korea can deliver nuclear bombs with missiles! I guess the next stage of total ignorance until the last second would be making the same discovery when Seattle disappeared in a fireball!
But at least all the chief warriors of our awesome military establishment are on the same page. Or not.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, who was testifying before the House committee, appeared to be caught off guard when asked by Lamborn whether he agreed with the DIA assessment.That guy wouldn't have looked any stupider if he dropped trou.
"Well, I haven't seen it," Dempsey replied. "And you said it's not publicly released, so I -- I choose not to comment on it."
And of course every day brings a brand new metaphor for how close to war we are.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said North Korea has “been skating very close to a dangerous line” and should tone down its “bellicose rhetoric” to ease mounting tensions in the region.Then Hagel stepped back from the near-term, and painted a beautiful little picture of our Army of Tomorrow, when the Pentagon will be transformed into "an agency administering benefit programs, capable of buying only limited quantities of irrelevant and overpriced equipment."