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As Missile Threat Grows, U.S. Defenses Lag Behind

AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis

North Korea Missile system

In a shocking development Thursday, North Korea tested a massive new intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the East Coast of the United States. The news is the latest sign that amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, other top U.S. adversaries are only growing more emboldened. But even with the missile threat increasing, U.S. defenses are struggling to keep up, due at least in part to a concerning lack of funding from Congress.

The North Korean 82-foot long Hwasong-17 missile tested this week was the largest liquid-fueled missile ever fired by any country from a ground-based vehicle. The projectile, which has the potential to carry multiple nuclear warheads, traveled 680 miles during a 67-minute flight before landing in waters between North Korea and Japan. Following the launch, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un vowed to expand the North’s nuclear war deterrent while preparing for a “long-standing confrontation” with the United States.

At the same time, the threat to U.S. national security from China also continues to grow in the region. Last week, General Kenneth S. Wilsbach, the head of Air Force operations for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned of China’s militarization of three disputed islands in the South China Sea. Additionally, a leaked Russian intelligence report claimed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has plans to make a move on Taiwan this fall.

That report was lent some credibility last Friday as China’s newest aircraft carrier, reportedly armed with long-range and medium-range missile launchers, passed near the island of Kinmen close to the port of Xiamen, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.

This news is particularly alarming given China’s aggressive development of hypersonic missiles for which the U.S. and its allies currently have no effective defenses. Should China choose to execute a plan to invade Taiwan, U.S. forces are in danger of being devastated by Chinese missile technology.

At the same time halfway around the world, Iran unveiled a new domestically-produced missile with a range of 1200 miles capable of reaching most U.S. bases in the region. The regime announced the new weapon just hours after the Biden administration resumed talks to re-enter the disastrous 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal.

Shortly after, a photo of the missile was displayed on the Supreme Leader’s website. The center of the site’s homepage showed a sinking White House, a U.S. drone in flames, and the Statue of Liberty collapsing after being invaded by what appears to be a small boat of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

The name of the missile, “Kheibar-Shekan,” a reference to an ancient battle where Muslim forces sacked a Jewish city, is also intended as an apparent warning to Israel. Some Western missile experts fear that the faster and lighter Iranian missile is capable of penetrating Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, an alarming prospect for both Israeli and U.S. forces in the region.

The devastating potential of a full-scale missile attack is on display currently in Ukraine. As Russian forces struggle to subdue major portions of Ukraine’s largest cities, they have increasingly resorted to withering missile barrages indiscriminately hitting military and civilian targets alike. According to Ukrainian intelligence, more than a thousand missiles have been fired from Russia, Belarus, and the Black Sea into Ukraine since the start of the conflict.

However, even with all these threats clearly on the rise, the budget passed by Congress earlier this month cut in half funding for the U.S. to purchase its first hypersonic missiles to match those possessed by Communist China. Moreover, Congress cut funding for missile defense in Guam last year, leaving U.S. forces in the region dangerously vulnerable to a Chinese attack.

U.S. defense industry leaders have also warned that the U.S. lags significantly behind Russia in hypersonic missile technology. Reports that Russia has used hypersonic missiles in Ukraine are unconfirmed, but the prospect nonetheless has many in the Pentagon concerned. With China and Russia growing closer by the day, the prospect of the two countries collaborating on hypersonic missile technology threatens to further widen the gap in U.S. defense systems.

Just as tanks and mechanized weaponry defined warfare in the second half of the 20th century, missiles have become the most important assets on the battlefield in the 21st century. U.S. leaders would be wise to recognize this fact and invest both in U.S. offensive missile technology and bolstering missile defenses as an effective deterrence against growing aggression from America’s adversaries abroad.

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian, theologian, and researcher.      


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Jr
2 months ago

Russia and China will Attack America!

mydailyinformer.com/russia-will-attack-and-invade-america-nuclear-missile-attack-w-o-r-l-d-war-3-prediction/

Jim
2 months ago

You might also watch the documentary “The Coming Convergence “. (Can find on Prime TV). It compares Biblical Truth with many of the predicted historical events right up to today. Don’t be “Left Behind”.

Jim
2 months ago

Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled. Read it. This is WAY beyond an Earthly conflict. Read the book of Daniel and the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Jr
2 months ago

Visions of America being Nuclear Attackedi, invaded and over run by Russia, China, North Korea, and Cuba, have been had many different people, and you keep blocking these posts. Why????.
Why are you afraid of the truth?????
Surely you are not becoming Facebook, or Twitter I hope!
I am a member, if you can’t take my posts, then refund my membership fee, which I only recently renewed!

Jr
2 months ago

I am a member of this of this organization!
Why are my posts being blocked?

Jr
2 months ago

Why are my posts being blocked?

Letts Brandon
2 months ago

Biden’s response to foreign posturing is a pre-emptive surrender.

Rae
2 months ago

This Administration is doung everything against America and Americans. God help us all to expose the corrupt politicians in office and get them out. Help us to return to American values together.

Frank Bort
2 months ago
Reply to  Rae

YES; thank you for speaking out !!! Sometimes it seems we have an enemy in the White [email protected]

Hal
2 months ago

I would warn North Korea, in case they aren’t aware, if they ever secretly launch a missile in the direction of the US, they can expect a response from the US that will minimally take out huge areas of North Korea which will leave them uninhabitable for decades afterward. That’s what makes NK so dangerous …they have a bunch of idiots running their Nation that just might be crazy enough to try it.

Denise Murray
2 months ago

Biden is a puppet who’s strings are pulled possibly by the non-citizen previous “president” (also bought and paid for) who opined “I’m going to fundamentally change America”…see communist China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela etc. America is literally the last mostly free nation in the world, it is also the only nation to draft a Constitution like ours, a Bill of Rights, and a Declaration of Independence. Sadly these treasured documents were under attack almost from the beginning. And waaay to many Americans have never even read these documents let alone understand them!! America the land of the free, must go so the devil’s little disciples can, as George Bush Sr. prattled in his presidential acceptance speech, “Usher in the “new world order” and take what we’ve unfortunately taken for granted. For those who still think the Bush family is pro constitution….I have some swamp land in downtown L.A. to sell ya…Unless there is a massive hostile (and it will have to be hostile) takeover by the few remaining Constitution believing congressmen, that the multiple of retired conservative vets can and will take democrat governors out this coming election….there’s only one thing left to consider….give up and take the chains the left has been forging for years, or….? The Minute Men defeated the entire British army with flintlocks…think about that for a bit.
This is not going to be a walk in the park….our Founders pledged “their LIVES, honors and fortunes” to bring this nation to life…it will be up to we the people, if voting doesn’t work, if conservatives are cheated out of winning, if this pathetic bunch of republicans (with precious few exceptions) who signed on to Biden’s “build back better” monstrosity, are so bought and paid for blow it off, if we don’t go to the mat….well, use your imagination of what in this nation will quickly happen. You don’t have to look far. Our neighbor Cuba to the south was once a prosperous and free nation….then the smooth talking Castro came in….

MJB
2 months ago
Reply to  Denise Murray

Denise, WOW! Someone’s payed attention to History lessons. Some of us may be preaching to the choir but if it lights a match under other people’s behinds, it’ll be worth it. We’ve got to figure a way to share your type of passion with other people. November will be here sooner than we think. This midterm election is probably the most important in our lifetime. There’s no finishing 2nd this time.
We need to keep pressure on these Rinos even if it means calling or emailing every day. We also need to put pressure on people like Manchin and Sinema. They have to realize their Demonrat Party is dragging us down to the point of no return. The Senators are easier to contact than House Members because the Representatives will only accept emails from their own district. I guess US mail is the alternative there. We’ve got some decent Republicans in the House. The Senate needs a major rehab!
We better start now!

Marty
2 months ago
Reply to  MJB

Amen to that!!

Rl
2 months ago
Reply to  Denise Murray

Exactly right

Sean Rickman
2 months ago

When this country has a fake robot controlled by liberals such as obama,pelosi,soros,schumer,nadler and many more,what do you expect.

Walter
2 months ago

I believe Biden has been compromised with Russia & China. I honestly believe he and his crime family has sold out America for money. Thus, Biden will not do anything against Russia or China-sanctions right. This has not stopped Russia from killing innocent civilians. By not doing anything to help innocent civilians, isn’t Joe Biden complicit in war crimes as well as Putin? Especially if Joe Biden actually took money from Russia. I suspect the next plane load of our hard-earned money to be flown out at night to Iran, just like Obama and Biden did some years ago. Biden is arming our enemies. He is one eyelash away from authorizing our nuclear weapons to be activated-now that is scary! America needs President Trump, our rightful President back in office, NOW! As for Biden and his regime, they all need to be in prison.

MJB
2 months ago
Reply to  Walter

Walter, If only that could happen. President Trump moved this country forward during his entire term. Biden comes in, and with the help of other incompetent people, is taking us backwards at warp speed! The White House has become the house of misfit toys. Obama was a nightmare and there’s no doubt he’s been involved behind the scenes since the very beginning. And Bush wasn’t exactly a superstar either. Lots of swamp creatures in DC. Only difference now is that it’s becoming more than a swamp. It’s more like a cesspool!

Walter
2 months ago
Reply to  MJB

Agree. There are a lot of swamp creatures out there that need to be in prison. Why must the American citizens with 2 to 4 years to remove these corrupt people? I suspect it is because the majority of Congress is in the swamp creature category, so impeachment won’t happen under the DEM Communists. I do have a question for you. If Biden has served 50 years in Congress, can you name five positive things he has done for America? I can’t even name one, yet it is reported that 81 million voted for Biden. What a scam! American Citizens deserve real honest representation, I find we have NONE! And I certain I am not alone in this thought.

Rl
2 months ago
Reply to  Walter

Yep

Rae
2 months ago
Reply to  Walter

You are so right. We need to follow law and order and hold these criminals accountable. Vote out all criminal elements in our
government.

Robert
2 months ago

Elect “woke” and incompetent fools…..Reap “woke” and disastrous consequences.

Bob L.
2 months ago

A hypersonic missile would have to fly very high, 90,000 feet or more to not burn up from friction to reach a 1,200 mile range. Yes, speeds that high can be attained at low altitude, but for a very short distance. Our SR-71 spy plane cruised at Mach 3.2 (2,000 miles per hour) at 80,000 feet. The skin of the plane reached 600 degrees F at that speed and altitude. Your home over can reach 500 degrees. Our X-15 space planes flew at hypersonic speeds in the 1960s, but had to do so in the range of 100,000 feet above the Earth. The fastest flight of one was done in 1967 when it reached Mach 6.7 ( 4,520 miles per hour ) at 102,100 feet. Faster speeds require travel outside of the atmosphere, which ICBM missiles do or the Space Station. The Space Station flies at 17,500 miles per hour at 248 miles (+- ). above the Earth. The space shuttle Columbia burned and broke up at a speed near Mach 18 at an altitude of around 200,000 feet.

Michael
2 months ago

Biden & Harris can’t be that incompetent unless by design. We’re in deep $hit America!

Rl
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Right

Willie
2 months ago

Biden want and don’t know what to do if we have an attack on America.The American people should be saving there ammo and get ready to protect the USA.

Barb
2 months ago

Neither we nor the Ukrainians would be in this mess if President Trump were still in the WH! GOD BLESS AMERICA & TRUMP 2024 MAGA

ART
2 months ago

STOPTHE WORRIES. THERE IS SO MUCH DESTRUCTIVE POWER AVAILABLE THAT IF ANYTHING ERUPTS==== MUTUAL DESTRUCTION IS EXPECTED. CHECK OUT THE MOVIE “WAR GAMES”. HIDE UNDERGROUND AS ONLY THE TRULY PREPARED MAY SURVIVE FOR HOW LONG????

MJB
2 months ago
Reply to  ART

Art don’t t know if you saw a report done this last week by Fox’s Lawrence Jones. It was about a company in Texas that designs and manufactures underground Bunkers. Evidently, This guy’s sales are going off the charts! Real life isn’t a Hollywood production that’s for sure.
It’s really scary to think that out of the two people standing at the precipice of nuclear annihilation, one is a psychopath and the other is a complete incompetent moron! God help us all!

Rl
2 months ago
Reply to  ART

Read the Bible. It’s all right there.

Robin Boyd
2 months ago

We are at the mercy of decisions being made by Biden’s billionaire Socialist and Communist Chinese handlers. We may be able to rid Congress of Socialists in November, but that may not be enough. The next president may be too long a wait. Whether Korean Communists, Chinese Communists or Russians who were previously Communists, the Biden administration is Hell bent on getting the U.S. into a war with Communists while that same administration is being controlled by Communists. I’m not feeling hopeful for our immediate future.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Cause Pentagon Deep State axed R&D for projects?

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