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Fort Custer in the running for a missile base


WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO) -- It was announced Friday that Fort Custer is one of four military properties that will be considered for a ballistic missile base.

Congreesman Fred Upton says the property, which straddles the border between Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties, is currently used for training.

A lot of things would have to happen before they would start installing ground based interceptors at the site.

For one thing, the Pentagon hasn’t even decided whether or not they need a third facility The Cold War is over.

They plan to take two years to do environmental impact studies to see which of the four sites, Fort Custer, Camp Revenna in Ohio, Fort Drum in New York or the Portsmouth Training Facility in Maine would be most suitable.

Then they may also wait to see if Iran or North Korea, or some other country becomes a credible threat by gainng the with the hardware to fire a missile our way. Right now they can’t.