Intelligence reports are predicting that Iran and North Korea could develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States by 2015. Given the preceeding GMD test failures, the test will be watched closely as after all, just the GMD System -based at Fort Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California- stands between a long-range missile attack from North Korea or Iran on the U.S. homeland.
Over the last decade, the system has failed eight of 15 intercept tests, including the last three in a row, despite the fact that the tests were "highly scripted". ¿What means "highly scripted"? It means the GMD system operators knew ahead of time where and when the target would be launched, and exactly what it looked like. But in a a real war, the surprise factor is the key factor to the success, and the enemy knows it. This is why the GMD system test is so important to maintain the peace in the world. If America fall, Europe will be the next to fall. And then the rest of the world will fall.