Pentagon Building Cruise Missile Shield To Defend US Cities From Russia
In answer to the leading question (below) I think the threat IS real. We have already seen many Bear bombers along the West Coast…what if, someday, they are armed? We won’t shoot them down until they launch and then it will be too late.
Ditto for Russian submarines in the Atlantic.
If the Russians want to launch a pre-emptive strike we are defenseless. We will be able to destroy the “archers” only after the arrows are launched. It is better to spend money now then have emergency spending later.
From Defense One.
June 18, 2015
The military moves to set up an expensive sensor-and-shooter network, but is the threat real?