As President Barack Obama calls for cuts to nuclear programs, Sarah Palin is advocating for greater missile defense.
Palin said the following a statement made on Monday:
"I am deeply concerned with North Korea's development and testing program which has clear potential of impacting Alaska, a sovereign state of the United States, with a potentially nuclear armed warhead...Alaska's strategic location and the system in place here have proven invaluable in defending the nation."
"I continue to support the development and implementation of a defensive missile shield based in Alaska. We are strategically placed to defend the critical assets of the United States and our allies in the Pacific Theater."
Should Alaskans be concerned? Recently a panel discussed the issue on Hardball: