Timely technology?

This airborne laser anti-missle system seems to be making good progress. Here’s some detail.

Aloft over the Persian gulf, might this system neutralize the Iranian nuclear missle threat to Israel, and possibly to Europe?

And aloft east of NoKor, might this system protect Japan? I’m unclear what kind of anti-missle system can protect SoKor, given the super-short missle flight times.

Will the BHO administration snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by cancelling this airborne anti-missle system? As crazy as that sounds, it’s what he promised to do during the primaries.