Def Sec Gates: No to Using SBX Radar to View North Korea Missile Launch

So much for defense spending. Not even using or testing the tools we have…

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates denied permission for the U.S. Northern Command to use the Pentagon’s most powerful sea-based radar to monitor North Korea’s recent missile launch, precluding officials from collecting finely detailed launch data or testing the radar in a real-time crisis, current and former defense officials said.

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