Yet another instance of the media's attempts to portray America as weaker than we are, be it out of guilt or politics, the media does not cheer American victories.
"This successful flight test demonstrates the tactical, operational
capability of SM-3 and the Aegis BMD Weapon System in real-world conditions,"
said Edward Miyashiro, Raytheon Missile Systems vice president, Naval Weapon
Systems. "Successes like we've seen today provide decision makers the confidence
to proceed with deploying in quantity, providing the Nation with a robust
capability that will defend the U.S., deployed American forces, our friends and
our allies. Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense is for real."