SUNDAY MORNING WITH JOYCE MEYER, ( WHAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR MIND LATELY? ) 8-6-2017…

SUNDAY MORNING WITH JOYCE MEYER, ( WHAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR MIND LATELY? ) 8-6-2017…

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THE JEWISH POLICY CENTER EMAILS THE PORT OF PALM BEACH POST, 8-4-2017…

THE JEWISH POLICY CENTER EMAILS THE PORT OF PALM BEACH POST, 8-4-2017…

Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?

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There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry.  That is good news for the United States and probably for anyone else facing a threat from North Korea, which certainly includes South Korea and Japan, and maybe others including even China.  In fact, from what we saw in the Middle East when Iran launched five short range missiles at ISIS bases in Syria in a retaliatory strike, Iran has problems.  While the Iranians tried to make out the missile attack was a big success, the truth is it was a big failure.  Five missiles were fired, and three of them never arrived in Syria.  Two others missed their targets by some distance, up to a mile or more.  These rockets are North Korean designs produced under some form of license by the Iranians.  It tells us that North Korea’s rockets miss their targets, perhaps because of the design of their warheads or for other reasons.

Until recently the only significant shootdown of a missile by a ballistic missile system was Israel’s Arrow ABM.  On March 16 it took out a ballistic missile over Jordanian territory on a trajectory that was said aimed at Israel.  There were statements made that the type of missile fired at Israel was an SA-5, but experts don’t think so.  They believe Syria or possibly Hezbollah launched a missile very similar to the missiles that Iran launched against ISIS targets.  This makes a great deal of sense, because every time Iran has shipped missiles to Hezbollah via Syria, the Israeli Air Force has attacked and, presumably destroyed them on the ground either parked or in transit.  It also shows that Israel’s ballistic missile defense system works.

The United States does not now have the Israeli Arrow system or the other missile killers in the Israeli inventory (Iron Dome and David’s Sling). Iron Dome is mainly focused on destroying short range missiles and artillery shells.  Israel has used it successfully intercepting over 1200 rockets.

David’s Sling is a potent system using a rocket interceptor called Stunner which travels at Mach 7.5. Raytheon, one of Israel’s partners, is developing a proposed U.S. missile air defense system to replace the Patriot, called PAAC-4 ( Patriot Advanced Affordable Capability-4 ).  The PAAC-4 uses the Stunner interceptor rocket.  Israel also has other systems under active development including Iron Beam, a laser kill system and Arrow 3 (now deployed in part), an exoatmospheric system jointly funded by the U.S. Missile Defense System.  Arrow 3 is designed to kill ICBM threats and also could be used as an anti-satellite weapon.

The U.S. has tactical and strategic ballistic missile systems with the most widely known: the Hawk, Patriot, THAAD, and partially deployed Ground-based Midcourse Defense system.  The Hawk is all but retired, and Patriot is mainly a tactical system.  The Navy’s Aegis air and missile defense system featuring an updating intercept rocket, the RIM 161 SM-3 is capable of destroying intermediate range ballistic missiles and with some tweaking some satellites.  At one point Israel was interested in the missile but opted instead to develop the more advanced Arrow 3. RIM 161 and Aegis are evolving systems and the U.S. shares this technology with Japan.

Then there is THAAD which is a more ambitious system that, like the RIM-161 is a hit to kill missile defense system aimed at short and medium range missiles like many that have been launched by North Korea.  The U.S. has a THAAD system on Guam and has now stationed a system in South Korea.

Finally, there is the Ground Based Midcourse Defense System (GMD).   Unlike THAAD which is intended to intercept missiles during their terminal phase, GMD is aimed at destroying them in midcourse.  It is the only system the U.S. has that could be capable of destroying an ICBM launched by an adversary such as Iran or North Korea.   There are some 40 GMD interceptors that are deployed –in Alaska at Fort Greely and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  The GMD has a troubled history at best, with many failed and incomplete tests.  GMD, like THAAD, is a hit-to-kill system.

The U.S. systems and the latest Israeli systems are designed to be able to pick up decoys and to some degree maneuver against the target.

The U.S. problem is it has unproven systems, with the exception of Patriot and the Agis. Meanwhile, the potential scope of the threat from places such as North Korea and Iran makes it clear that in a case of a real attack the U.S. missile defense system could come up short.  We can add to that the fact the North Koreans are moving toward a submarine based ballistic missile capability and if they are successful, they will be able to move the threat closer to the U.S. and, at the same time hide it from counterattack.  While most of the North Korean submarines are old, they are capable and will do the job, even if they are subsequently destroyed.

The U.S. has spent tens of billions on missile defense systems that don’t seem to measure up to the scope of the threat, either because they are problematic systems such as GMD or because there are just not enough of them to protect either the United States or its allies and friends. This gives an otherwise impoverished country like North Korea an undeniable leverage not only against the U.S. but America’s allies. The same is the case with Iran, although there at least Israel is working hard to blunt Iran’s missile threat.

What can the United States do under the circumstances?

In the near term, the U.S. maintains an ability to destroy intermediate range and short range ballistic missiles.  AEGIS deployments near North Korea offer some counterbalance to North Korea’s missiles for now.  Once North Korea can deploy real ICBMs with effective reentry vehicles, then the nature of the threat changes.

What can the U.S. do?

  1. Deploy Aegis and let the North Korean’s know we are prepared to shoot down any further missile launches.  That will get their attention and temper their enthusiasm for confronting the United States.
  2. Enlarge the number of THAAD missiles in South Korea.  While there is no assurance THAAD will work, there is also no assurance it will not. South Korea has recently asked for more THAAD missiles.
  3. Consider an alternative to the GMD such as cooperation on Arrow 3 with Israel.  This could make a big difference if the Israeli system turns out as good as it so far appears. Israel’s Army has already deployed Arrow 3.
  4. Whether GMD or Arrow 3 or both, deploy enough of them to protect the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.  My preference is Arrow 3 because it has a better chance to work effectively given Israel’s experience with Arrow 2 and other systems.
  5. Make a deal with Israel to cooperatively surround Iran to neutralize its missile capability, both by putting in place an in-depth missile defense system or systems and for preparing a coordinated program to take out Iran’s missile capabilities using air, naval and land assets.
  6. Consider moving Arrow 3 to Saudi Arabia, deployed under U.S. control.  Saudi Arabia won’t complain, and Israel won’t worry it will fall into hostile hands.  Encircling Iran is the best tactic to thwart Iran’s outsized ambitions.  Interestingly no one complained about Iran’s launch of missiles against targets in Syria –they should have been hauled up in front of the UN Security Council if the UN had any value.
  7. Similarly deploying Arrow 2 or Arrow 3 in Japan under U.S. control would also pump up defenses for Japan against any threat from North Korea.
  8. Make sure enough money is available to move quickly.  The window of opportunity is starting to close.  The latest North Korean ICBM demonstration and its failed re-entry vehicle buys us some time, but not much.

    This article has been posted on Bryen’s Blog on August 2, 2017

Today’s Port of Palm Beach Post, It might be techie stuff. 8-4-2017…

Today’s Port of Palm Beach Post, It might be techie stuff. 8-4-2017…

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NEWS FOR TODAY 6-2-2017…FROM PALM BEACH NORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE…

NEWS FOR TODAY 6-2-2017…FROM PALM BEACH NORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE…

EMAIL SENT TO THE PORT OF PALM BEACH POST…

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

August 2, 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Chamber U
Thursday, August 3rd
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Palm Beach State College, Room SC161
Palm Beach Gardens
Young Professionals Connect
Wednesday, August 9th
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yard House
1170 Lake Victoria Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens
 
Coffee with Beth
Thursday, August 10th
8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Office
Palm Beach Gardens

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Business Before Hours with Congressman Brian Mast
Wednesday, August 16th
7:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
Jupiter
 
Small Business Seminar: Negotiating & Closing the $ale
Thursday, August 17th
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Florida Atlantic University – Jupiter Campus
PC 158 Lifelong Learning Society
Jupiter

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Hot Deals

Job Postings

The Palm Beach North Chamber would like to welcome and recognize our newest members. We are delighted to have each of you as a part of our Chamber family!
Corporate Health & Wellness Association
Precision Integrated Data, LLC

2017 Chamber Golf Classic

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 7th Annual Chamber Golf Classic presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Sandhill Crane Golf Club!
Business leaders and decision makers from companies throughout Palm Beach North are invited to participate in this prestigious tournament and play on this newly redesigned and renovated course.

Welcome, Jessica Cooley!

We would like to recognize Jessica Cooley as our new Director of Membership Development here at Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce!
Jessica has really enjoyed growing both personally and professionally in her career while being able to pursue her passion of athletics. During her most recent role as
Director of Basketball Operations at the University of South Florida, Jessica represented the women’s basketball program in many facets of business while managing a wide scope of responsibilities. In 2011, Jessica was named Saint Leo University’s Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach. She was awarded the Jonathon J. Thurston Memorial Award in 2015 for demonstrating early career success in the field of sport and entertainment management. Additionally, Jessica has been involved with many volunteer and community service projects, and is affiliated with several professional organizations.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management at Northwood University (FL) while playing on their women’s basketball team. In 2014, she earned her Master’s Degree in Business Management at University of South Florida.
We are glad to have you on board, Jessica!

Business Savvy Women’s Forum

This morning, Cheryl Gowdie led our Business Savvy Women’s Forum! Cheryl Gowdie is Founder and CEO of ACCEZY, an international business coaching and consulting practice. She works with senior professionals and business owners to develop and implement strategies to successfully achieve their professional and business goals. She accumulated extensive business and leadership experience which she now uses to facilitate transformational outcomes for her clients.

We are looking forward to our next Business Savvy Women’s Forum on October 4th!

Did You Know?

As a Chamber member, your business has theopportunities to:

To learn more about your membership benefits, please call Jessica at (561) 748-3942!

Member News

Gilbane Building Company Reaches Successful Milestone at Azure Phase II Condominiums. The team along with more than 250 trade workers celebrated the construction topping out of the luxury project in Palm Beach Gardens. Read more

Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) announces its 2017-2018 Board of Governors and incoming Board President, Charles Frazier, Leadership Engage Class of 2013. Charles is the Deputy Executive Director at Palm Tran, Inc. where he is a division director and the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer.

Member Events

August 3rd
Do you have questions about obesity and your weight loss options? Join Dr. Bacha, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Karen Hartung- Lead Dietitian and a PBGMC chef for a heart healthy cooking demo and lecture on Thursday, August 3 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call 855.387.5864 to reserve your spot!
August 19th
Fortunoff Backyard Store is hosting a Get Your Patio Party Ready event on Saturday, August 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Join celebrity designer Krista Watterworth of HGTV, DIY and The Food Network for a special evening of cocktails and tips on how to get your patio party ready! Register here for this free event.


August 24th
Roger Dean Stadium is hosting a Minor League Baseball game on

Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. that will focus on local businesses. The event is Business to Baseball where they are offering some extremely affordable ticket and suite options for businesses to join them for a game. For more information, call the ticket office at 561.775.1818 or email Frontdesk@rogerdeanstadium.com.


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C-SPAN CONTINUES,,,7-28-2017…

C-SPAN CONTINUES,,,7-28-2017…

I ALMOST LOST MY MOMENTUM, BUT HERE I COME AGAIN…G. 7-27-2017…

I ALMOST LOST MY MOMENTUM, BUT HERE I COME AGAIN…G. 7-27-2017…

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WHILE STILL TRYING TO SET UP A NEW DEDICATED SERVER, HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS FOR TODAY 7-27-2017…

WHILE STILL TRYING TO SET UP A NEW DEDICATED SERVER, HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS FOR TODAY 7-27-2017…

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If you can understand me you will get it,

George

WISDOM IS JUSTIFIED OF IT’s CHILDREN…

WISDOM IS JUSTIFIED OF IT’s CHILDREN…

FOR THE RECORD….7-22-2017…

FOR THE RECORD….7-22-2017…

CHECK THIS OUT. I CAN NOT CONFIRM THIS DATA, AND I AM NOT SURE IF IT SHOULD BE RELEASED. I GUESS I WILL FIND OUT. HAVE A BLESSED DAY. GEORGE…