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But a defense industry lobbyist wonders if Hawaii is waiting too long to raise the alarm.
Lawmakers and their staffs got briefed Tuesday on a possible North Korea attack, but the public wasn’t invited.
Any nonmilitary solution to the looming crisis will require China applying its enormous economic leverage over North Korea.
How might growing tensions affect Hawaii? In addition to risks of missile attacks, local military bases would likely serve as staging areas in a conflict.
The North Korea Army said Wednesday it’s studying a plan to create an “enveloping fire” around Guam with medium- to long-range missiles.
State Emergency Management Agency announces a public education campaign and plans monthly tests of “attack-warning” siren.
Pushing ahead with a missile defense system in Hawaii wouldn’t make us any safer, and could signal to North Korea and others that we aren’t interested in diffusing tensions.