Skip to comments.China Tests A New ICBM As Obama Guts U.S. Missile Defenses
Posted on 08/15/2013 9:46:04 AM PDT by george76
Beijing tests a mobile missile capable of hitting the continental U.S. and prepares to deploy ballistic missile submarines that can do the same, while our commander-in-chief slashes our missile defenses.
In a speech before the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Rep. Mike Rogers, R.-Ala., chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on strategic forces, warned that the Obama administration has cut $6 billion from U.S. missile defense programs at a time of growing missile threats from potential adversaries.
a GBI test on July 5, the first such test in five years, failed. Our missile defense capabilities, which President Obama told the Russians he would have more "flexibility" to scuttle after his re-election, have been allowed to atrophy and deteriorate.
To placate Moscow, President Obama betrayed our allies in Poland and the Czech Republic by abandoning plans to deploy GBIs and missile defense radar there.
Other programs canceled by the Obama administration include a missile defense space sensor system; a next-generation Aegis missile, which was to replace the abandoned European GBIs; the Airborne Laser, an airborne sensor system; and a next-generation missile defense interceptor kill vehicle.
Our Chinese friends have noticed that the famous "reset" button has been replaced with one marked "easy."
As with the GBIs, the U.S. rarely tests its missiles. A Minuteman III missile test was put off last year until after the presidential election and delayed again until May over concerns an ICBM flight test might frighten North Korea, led by its raging runt Kim Jong-un.
The 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. , a unit responsible for 150 Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles that stand on 24/7 alert for potential launch against targets around the globe, recently failed a safety and security inspection.
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and the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., received grades on an inspection that were so poor that 17 officers temporarily lost their authority to operate missiles.
I think we have a case of the “Byzantine General Problem.”
Thank you Bill Crinton.
Guns and butter.
It’s all butter with the left.
Nixon sold us out on China claiming trading with them would improve human rights and our relations with China. That is now clearly revealed to be a lie.
Thank you for the ping George 76.