Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
As far as China is concerned, what would be the real advantage on launching an attack on their largest purchaser of lead filled toxic goods?
An SM-3 interceptor rises from a U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser in 2002. Sea-based defenses are attractive for intercepting shorter-range threats in their mid course phase.
The same question can’t be asked about North Korea or Iran with whom we have no trade relations.
With the Obama administration scrapping three BMD programs: the Multiple Kill Vehicle (April 2009), the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (May 2009) and Airborne Laser (February 2012).
It’s incumbent upon the America voters to remove the progressives form office sooner rather than later and let adults instead of delusional children play with our lives.
The Washington Times
By Miles Yu
Not is all gloom and doom as the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense: Considered the most effective element of U.S. missile defense, this traditionally sea-based component is designed to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles after takeoff or just before impact.
As of spring 2013, there were 24 BMD-capable Aegis systems deployed on Navy warships, with the majority operating in the Pacific Fleet. Plans call for thirty-eight such ships by 2015. As of February 2013, the Pentagon says the program has had twenty-four successful intercepts out of thirty tests.
Can the U.S. counter a strike from a Chinese submarine or other countries who wish to do the same thing?
SO, CAN THE U.S. STOP A NUKE? The answer, because of limitations on testing, seems to be that no one will know until the threat is inbound.
Missile defense proponents and developers cheered September’s success—a single 23-minute test. But U.S. weapons evaluators typically demand hundreds of hours of operation before a tool of war is placed in the hands of soldiers, pilots, or sailors. The missile tests have shown that the smallest detail gone wrong can derail even a well-planned launch.
Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.
On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People’s Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force.
“This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,” the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled “China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.”
Entire article below.