While most of the West goes about its daily business, Pentagon and White House leadership - like EU and UK leaders - quietly place nuclear and hypersonic defense back into their top priority slot. Regardless of whether North Korea ever comes to the Disarmament Treaty table, the US, NATO and allies like Japan will still face extreme risk from China, Russia, and rogue nations like Pakistan, India, and Iran.
When the odds are stacked against you, or the risk or outcome is unacceptable
even if you win;
change the game.
Systems like Thaad and Iron Dome are only effective when the attack origin is known in advance.
Every current missile defense system must pause to reload, and is untested against a large-scale attack.
Every missile defense system also assumes a weak, passive posture: letting our enemies attack first. Always a huge risk.
Five years ago America was ahead of the game. Today, hypersonic advances by China and Russia given them dynamic trajectories and blazing speed too much for conventional Western defense to match with 100% accuracy.
Would our current Western missile defense "margin of error'
of 10% to 35% eliminate .. 38 million? 3 million? How would it go?
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