Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Remote Arctic air base upgraded amid increasing threats - CBS This Morning - CBS News

Remote Arctic air base upgraded amid increasing threats - CBS This Morning - CBS News: For the first time ever, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile Tuesday. The move is partly a response to North Korea, which has test-launched three missiles in the past three weeks. Its official news agency said Tuesday morning that dictator Kim Jong Un threatened, "to send a bigger gift package," to the U.S.

A new Russian military base in the Arctic is also putting attention on the Pentagon's northernmost base, located in Greenland, which was originally built as a buffer during the Cold War.

Thule Air Base, 750 miles into the Arctic Circle, is not easy to reach or maintain.

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