Fort Drum Considered For Missile Interceptor Program
Fort Drum will be considered as a potential site for a missile interceptor program.
Interceptor sites use missiles to shoot down missiles.
According to the Associated Press, the other four locations being considered are Vermont's Camp Ethan Allen, Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, Ohio, NAS Portsmouth SERE Training Area, Maine, and Fort Custer CTC, Michigan.
The U.S. currently has missile interceptor programs in Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The interceptors are designed to stop a nuclear missile attack from countries like North Korea and Iran.
Monday, March 30, 2015, Watertown, NY