First part you need to read:
"The Pentagon intends to add the 14 interceptors to 30 already in
place in California and Alaska. That will expand the system’s ability to
shoot down long-range missiles in flight before they could reach U.S.
James Miller, defense undersecretary for policy, said in a speech Tuesday that the Pentagon has the ability to deploy up to 14 additional missile interceptors, “if needed.” He did not say in the speech that a decision had been made to do so."
The Second part you need to read:
"It takes a while to build silos and get them operational. That’s
particularly true at a place like Fort Greely that has a relatively
short period of good outdoor weather each year.
Bottom line: it’s going to take a substantial period of time to get all of that done. Like about 4 years."
The kicker line from Part two is this:
" Hmmm. Seems to me that if the current Administration hadn’t reduced planned deployments of GBIs four years ago we just might have those extra 14 missiles in place today. And we also wouldn’t be jumping through hoops today trying to make that happen, either."
Don't you just feel so safe?