Skip to comments.European Missile Defense: Surrender And Betrayal Or Secret Deal?
Posted on 09/18/2009 1:48:50 PM PDT by luckybogey
CBO compares the potential cost and performance of MDAs proposed European system with the cost and performance of three other options for deploying missile defenses in Europe...
* Defense of Europe. All of the alternatives CBO considered would provide defense of most of Europe roughly equivalent to the defense provided by MDAs proposal against most types of ballistic missiles that Iran is thought to have developed or could develop in the future...
* Extended Defense of the United States. MDAs proposed system would complement the coverage already available from U.S.-based interceptors by providing redundant defense from a third interceptor site for all of the continental United States. None of the alternatives considered by CBO provide as much additional defense of the United States. Deploying Kinetic Energy Interceptors would add defense from a third redundant interceptor site for about 75 percent of the U.S. population in range of ICBMs from Iran. Deploying land-based or sea-based Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptors would provide additional defense for about one-half or less of the U.S. population.
* Costs. For roughly the same cost as MDAs European systema total of about $9 billion to $14 billion over 20 yearsthe United States could deploy either SM-3 interceptors or Kinetic Energy Interceptors at its existing bases in Germany and Turkey, supported by tracking radars in Azerbaijan and Qatar. At greater cost, the United States could deploy SM-3 interceptors on U.S. Navy ships and station them permanently at three locations in European waters. That system would cost almost twice as much as MDAs proposala total of about $18 billion to $26 billion over 20 yearslargely because CBO assumed that the Navy would need to buy additional ships to operate it...
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Posted in Bloggers Section. Blog Post includes: A Bad Day for Freedom Reversal on Missile Defense Shield in Europe Video Russia positive on new US defense plans Inhofe Decries Cancellation of Missile Defense Shield Video Morning Bell: Surrender and Betrayal Do Not Make Us Safer CBO Options for Deploying Missile Defenses in Europe(Feb 09 - PDF - 84 Pages)
obambi is backing away, retreating again. He is a cocaine freaked closet homosexual moslem communist. He he finds a way to become even more of a scumbag, he will.
Poland better learn its lessons from the 1930s.
obambi did this on the 17th for a reason, what it was is the question.
With “Mack Daddy the Zebra” involved you can count that it’s a benefit to him and a back stab to all others.
“Mack Daddy the Zebra”, the joke heard around the world and trusted by nobody.
Yesterday, Savage (who I rarely listen to) suggested Obama cancelled it in return for a greenlight from Russia for Israel to attack Iran. It didn’t make sense to me but who knows...
Response: It really does not matter. For one can assert without fear of contradiction; that, whatever steps of an important nature this administration takes positive harm will result to American interests. We are now in that phase of our history spoken of in 1888 by a Great Historian: ".. in declining states the leadership intuitively choses the most harmful course of action."
I heard Savage say that last night. Possible but I’m not so sure. I believe the deal was agreed when Obama was in Moscow in July when Russia allowed our use of their airspace to Afghan.
After reading the CBO report WE DO HAVE OPTIONS and it is possible we have improved technology for mobile platforms on ships to communicate with land based radar.
However, why now before the G-20 meeting? A phone call to Poland and the Czechs is unacceptable and not the way to treat your allies who are helping us in Afghanistan.
That's why it happened ~ the celebration.
These Acolytes are so terribly transparent ~ yet, they think they are invisible.