The U.S. Navy strongly disagrees.
The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully shot down a short-range ballistic missile in space in a July 30 test, agency officials announced Friday.
The Navy's USS Hopper and USS O'Kane destroyers detected and tracked a missile fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, Kauai in Hawaii during the test, which was latest demonstration of the U.S. military's Aegis Missile Defense system.
And if we don't want to use missiles, there are always lasers.
Video: Laser Jet Blasts Ballistic Missile in Landmark Test