DSG began work in 2016 on a new
approach to missile defense that would provide both strong
protection for the US and allied territories; and limit
civilian casualties and infrastructure damage. This is an
approach we also advocated for use against Daesh / ISIS
in the Mideast. Along with former and current US SOCOM (US
Special Forces) commanders. Because while ISIS was monstrous
and justified any response; the heavy bombing used to beat
ISIS in the Mideast left the occupied territories in rubble.
Bombing from both sides killed many civilians. Reducing
Mideast population by as much as
A nuclear engagement would be even worse: each of today's largest nuclear warheads are capable of killing up to 3 million to 5 million people. Imagine wiping out Los Angeles with one bomb.
Weaknesses with Post-Launch Defense
Current Missile Defense is triggered AFTER a missile launch is detected, using early warning systems including the VERA satellite network, space and land-based sensors and monitoring systems. While tests have shown US MDA to be robust and virtually infallible, Western MDA is still untested against real missiles over densely populated areas, or against numerous live missiles fired at once. US and Russian approaches are similar in focus and mechanism. Most North Korean ICBM or nuclear missiles will utilize 1 or 2 "skips" or boosts; it is even possible they may use 3 skips. Each skip gives the missile additional momentum and speed - making it a much smaller and more difficult target to hit as it returns to earth, for MDA defenses.
Our framework is designed to initialize even before missiles are put into silos or placed in firing positions via mobile carriers. If the US and OTAN are successful in implementing such a framework, they will regain the advantage over any rogue nation like North Korea or Iran, and be better able to enforce global nuclear non-proliferation treaties. Here are the chief advantages of DSG's Pre-Launch missile response, vs traditional MDA: