JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Governor Bill Walker is calling for more US defenses when it comes to the looming missile threats of North Korea.
Walker had previously stated that he didn't think North Korea would be able to hit Alaska with nuclear weaponry until at least the year 2020. However, after rumours about the country's missile capabilities and Kim Jong Un's recent commentary, Walker is saying Alaska needs greater military presence.
Walker talked about the situation during a recent press conference last month.
North Korea's military capabilities seem to be advancing faster than predicted and with President Trump's recent statements, precautionary actions are the logical reaction. A Long Range Discrimination Radar is under construction, which will provide information on what is happening across the Pacific Ocean.
Alaskan Leaders are confident in the nation's military defensive efforts and many are hoping North Korea abandons its nuclear ambitions to come to a peace arrangement.