REP. YOUNG'S STATEMENT ON NORTH KOREA'S MISSILE LAUNCH
Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today following news of the launch of a rocket by North Korea:
"Whether North Korea's intention was to test a ballistic missile or put a satellite into orbit, it has been repeatedly made clear that the North Koreans are barred from developing ballistic missile technology," said Rep. Young. "They have clearly and defiantly violated the rules, and should be held accountable for this. Alaska is home to multiple military installations, including the missile interceptors at Ft. Greely, and because of that, would be on the front lines should North Korea send anything our way. The Alaska National Guard stands ready to protect our country against any missile attack by the Koreans and we need to provide them with the support they need to get the job done. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we not cut military spending, but continue to advance our technologies and keep our country safe.