They flew at a bearing of 090 (due East) for what was supposed to be sixty miles. Somehow they ended up 150 miles in that direction.
Either way, I don't buy that our military was caught unprepared. As the richest and therefore most powerful war machine in the world, I refuse to believe that we could be caught with our pants down. Did we have a step 1-2-3-etc. for that exact scenario? Who knows, but surely they could hash out a general idea of how to something like that on the fly. (no pun intended, sort of)
Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.
just wait til Iran finishes building that nuke. then the real fun will begin.
^Iran may have the supplies to do so-but not the technology-gonna have to wait a little longer on that fun...
id be more worried about N.Korea,because China will no doubt cover their flank in the event that sees Japan or Seoul shooting down the norths "satellite".
yes,Pakistan worse than...