It’s in the news that Iran claims to have tested 9 missiles, and that the US Military confirms at least 7 of the tests.
This is disappointing news. Not because Iran tested the missiles, but because the US didn’t shoot them down.
I thought this back when North Korea was testing its missiles, and I think it now: whenever a rogue state puts together a missile test, the US should have Aegis cruisers nearby, and shoot down the missiles.
Consider it real-world testing for SDI.
Consider it the finest in diplomacy. A chance to really hurt the reputations of our enemies, without hurting anyone.
Consider it a cold, hard threat.
Those missile tests are a threat. They need to be countered. Shoot them down.