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The Most Urgent Military Threat Facing America Today 

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis 

military America USAOn June 13, 1944, Nazi German scientists test-fired an A4 rocket, also known as the V-2, which veered off course and exploded over Sweden. Three months before the first V-2 attack on London, Swedish investigators gathered pieces from the destroyed rocket and secretly transported them to England. The shocked Allies immediately launched “Project Big Ben” to learn the size, technology, range, and military capability of this new “secret weapon.” 

What they learned soon horrified Allied command – there was no defense against the Nazis’ new weapon. Traveling at the speed of sound, the V-2 was impossible to stop. More than 2,700 British civilians would be killed by the V-2 before the end of the war, with many thousands more injured. Thankfully, Allied bombing had already crippled the Nazi war machine by that point, and the Germans stood no chance of being able to produce enough of the missiles to turn the tide in the war. Additionally, many rockets that were produced failed to hit their target and exploded harmlessly over the ocean or farmland. 

Today, the United States and its Western allies face a similar but far more deadly threat. Months after China and Russia first tested hypersonic missiles, the U.S. still has no effective defense against them, something which leaves the world’s greatest military power dangerously vulnerable. To make matters worse, U.S. hypersonic weapon technology has also lagged behind its chief global rivals, giving the Chinese and Russians a leg up in a potential military conflict with the U.S. 

The full scope of just how devastating a full-scale conflict with a hypersonic power could be has been on full display in Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, where Russia became the first country to use the new technology in combat. The Russian Kinzhal missile, which translates to “dagger” in English, has reportedly been used with deadly effectiveness in several regions of Ukraine, and can be launched from MiG fighter jets. 

According to top U.S. military leaders, Russia has launched dozens of hypersonic missile attacks on Ukraine since February 24. Data from the United Nations shows that all Russian missile attacks, which include both ballistic and hypersonoic missiles, have left a minimum of 2,072 people dead and 2,818 injured. In one of the first wars between two modern military powers in the 21st century, it’s becoming increasingly clear that missile technology is key in deciding battles. 

The success of these missile attacks has no doubt caught the attention of the Chinese, who developed their hypersonic missile fleet with an eye toward bringing Taiwan to heel. According to U.S. military intelligence, over a thousand short- and medium-range missiles are facing Taiwan and the Southern Islands of Japan at this very moment – many of them capable of targeting U.S. military installations in the South Pacific as well. 

China’s missile stockpile is far larger than Russia’s, and there are some signs that their technology may be more advanced as well. The military-industrial complex was caught completely off-guard last year when China conducted their first successful hypersonic test, an occurrence that experts had previously thought was years away. Should China choose to engage in hostilities with the United States, it could likely destroy dozens of U.S. military bases in Asia and Europe in a matter of hours.  

Russia’s successful use of missiles has also likely not been lost on other U.S. adversaries in the Middle East, including the Iranian regime and Iran-backed terror cells like the Houthis in Yemen. According to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood, terrorist groups in the Middle East have long relied on missile attacks to spread fear and suffering, as well as undermine U.S. power. The prospect of rogue states and militias armed with Russian or Chinese hypersonic missiles is a truly frightening one indeed.  

The United States and its allies thus desperately need to speed up both defenses against hypersonic missiles and development of hypersonic missiles of their own. 

One strategy U.S. officials could use to accomplish this would be to bolster the already-existing U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This Bush-era program was set up after 9/11, and within three years had developed the then-world-class THAAD missile defense system and brought U.S. missile defense into the 21st century. The necessary infrastructure is already in place, and coordinating hypersonic missile technology through one central agency would likely prove far more efficient than navigating a complicated array of agencies and bureaucracies. 

Regardless, the U.S. needs a counter to hypersonic weapons, and it needs it quickly. Once hostilities start, it’s too late. Not only that, but an effective defense against hypersonic weapons would likely prove a deterrent to future Chinese or Russian provocations.  

After the end of World War II, American historian William L. Shirer predicted that, had the war lasted another six months, the Germans would have produced missiles capable of striking targets in the United States, such as New York City. Today, America’s enemies already possess that ability. In a time of relative peace, the U.S. can strengthen its defenses to stave off disaster. Officials in Congress and the White House should not waste the opportunity to do so. 

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

 

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Barb
Barb
2 years ago

Thanks to Obama admin and Biden admin for cutting back Military putting us all in jeopardy and harms way . Life was so much better when democrats were not in charge

Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
2 years ago

The buffoon in the white house probably doesnt even know anything about this. This administration seems to have an America last agenda, making us into a 3rd world country!

Zigrid
Zigrid
2 years ago

Our sovereign God is not unaware of how His plan for His Son’s return is imminent! Praying people will hold on to our hope in Jesus Christ regardless of military power or lack of it.

Harry
Harry
2 years ago

We are screwed. #1 Biden is in charge. Next the Democrats are never for winning, just participating. Had Ukraine been given the MIG JETS early on there would have been far less long range missile damage and far less death. Biden won’t budge either Because his family took Money from Russia there for he is indebted. Now. We are giving away billions in equipment to Ukraine. Why didn’t Biden send the $87 billion worth of equipment left behind in Afghanistan to Ukraine? Now we have less. And he lowered the pentagon budget and has forced our Military to being a bunch of weak people . We are done because Russia and China are strengthening to take us out. So again we are screwed! Due to our worthless communist government run by Biden. A Student of Stalin who he models his administration after!!

Hilary
Hilary
2 years ago

First Obama cut millions of dollars from our strong military and caved in to the Russians with not building the shield in Poland, look were that got us the war in Ukraine. Now President Trump tried to ramp up our military but the idiots voted Biden and he could not finish doing what he wanted. Now Biden and his administration is dismantling our military and look what’s going on now all over the world. Biden and his followers are weak and making all the countries not afraid of us. Please time to make a big change in the Whitehouse with someone stronger to beat these countries back. Make countries pay us for some of the protection we give them.

Rollthedice
Rollthedice
2 years ago

Anybody remember, “vote the Bums out!”? Hopefully we the people will do that and SOON. AMERICA needs to spend much on our defense instead of sending money, arms, forces to other countries. Build Our military. Secure Our borders. Only then can we be any real help to others. God bless the U.S.A.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

Thanks to Clinton and Hussein Obama giving China our technology. COMMUNIST China was 50 years behind us till these two gave them everything including our economy. Thanks to those two China now has NUCLEAR MISSLE sites being BUILT everywhere in China and the AMERICAN TAX PAYERS PAID for their Military build up.
Clinton PAID Russia for FAKE DOSSIER and sucked up to Russia just like he sucked up to China giving them OUR MANUFACTURING JOBS and giving them most favored nation status in UN. Clinton also went to Communist China and BORROWED MONEY. What so-called U.S. President would ask a Communist country for money unless you are SELLING OUT the UNITED STATES of AMERICA? NO REAL PRESIDENT would do that.
Hussein Obama was a JOKE. He BOWED DOWN to EVERY Country on his (WASTING TAX PAYER DOLLARS) apology tour while CONSTANTLY BASHING the United States and did NOTHING to stop Puddin invading Crimea except give them pillows and blankets to fight against Communist. He went and played golf instead and gave $BILLIONS in CASH to TERRORIST Iran so they can BUILD NUCLEAR WEAPONS to ATTACK the USA.
Even DICTATOR Beijing biden did same thing giving TERRORIST Iran even MORE $BILLIONS in CASH to ATTACK the USA. DICTATOR Beijing biden GAVE $86 BILLION in U.S. MILITARY Equipment to TERRORIST TALIBAN so they HAVE A LARGER Military than most countries thanks to DICTATOR Beijing biden and getting 13 U.S. MARINES KILLED. Not to mention that DICTATOR Beijing biden is the first so-called president to SURRENDER to TERRORIST. Don’t forget Hunter’s LAPTOP and DICTATOR Beijing biden is In Communist China’s back pocket.
DICTATOR Beijing biden and his SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST party ARE the MOST DANGEROUS THREAT to the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
NOT THE GLOBAL WARMING LIE or EVERYONE IS A RACIST LIE.

TheHoneyBadger
TheHoneyBadger
2 years ago

DemonRats like Ted Kennedy scoffed at Pres. Reagan when he brought up developing a missile defense system he called Star Wars. We would have had it by now if they hadn’t buried it. Idiots.

InsanitySquared
InsanitySquared
2 years ago

Y’all need to move away from Trump. He is finished. I say good riddance even though I am a right-leaning Independent who voted for Trump in 2020 (in a way I am ashamed to admit it). Now, I want the Republicans to do well. But in order to achieve that, they need need to be smarter. Republicans need to let Trump go and bring somebody who is somewhat like him but subtler and much smarter – Ron DeSantis fits that bill. I am willing to vote for DeSantis come 2024. If Trump is the Republican nominee, however, I am voting Democrat. And yes, I know that Democrats are for open borders and stuff but I see them as the least bad option.

Biden has not been a good POTUS and made many mistakes. But so has Trump. We need better leadership. If we don’t have good leadership, the country may actually implode from within. Russia and China are not as big a threat to us as the incompetence and stupidity of our leaders – especially the Presidents. Bush II was bad, Obama was somewhat better but still not good; Trump was a laughingstock of the World and so is Biden. We need somebody better. I think DeSantis is that guy.

Anthony
Anthony
2 years ago

We need Trump back in the White House now. The leftists and communists are afraid of him. He lead with courage and had us going in the right direction. Then they hit us with COVID to get rid of his administration. Now Klaus Schwab is running America

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
2 years ago

A short general description on the V-2 rocket in this article & no doubt had that rocket been more accurate than they were, the onslaught could have been far worse for the Brits…
My compliments to the pen writer of this article on acknowledging William L. Shirer. #5 of a list of ( 5 ) non-fiction books Mr. Shirer had written at the time of copyright with Simon & Schuster 1960…
” The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich ” A history of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer…
Just shy of 1150 fact filled pages of all things Nazi Germany going back to the mid twenties through to the aftermath of war in 1945 & beyond…
Want to understand Ukraine & Russia better, you need to understand white supremacy from a Ukrainian’s perspective with respect to what a Nazi really is…( Putin knows this only to well, most MSM, including conservative media, are NOT talking about Ukraine & her long standing anti-Semite devote followers. )
MSM will NOT touch this subject & they will continue to spread false propaganda on both nations, i.e. Russia & Ukraine…
In the meantime, Biden & company continues to spend needless amounts of taxpayer money for military development of weapons being sent directly to Ukraine, this now allegedly includes US missle launchers to reach into Russia with…
Looking for the start of a world war with the many surrounding actors ready to get on board, the US military complex beefing up military ordnance, ammo manufacturers once again gearing up for even more production than just supplying the American family with a means to protect themselves…
War is coming, look no further than the Ukraine for the moment with foreign players itching to rock & roll against a falsely accused nation, i.e. Russia…
I’ve said it before & I will say it again, both Russia & Ukraine are corrupt to the core & the movie actor Zalensky of Ukraine is a fake, a crook & a liar…
Thus far he’s got a bunch of countries slopping at his trough in their anti-Putin zeal of pure idiocy…
Bill… :~)

Grbt
Grbt
2 years ago

We need a strong leader like TRUMP! who has guts to deal with the current dangerous world. Had he prevailed in 2020 election Putin would not have started the invasion on Feb 24th. American Military capability should not have been behind Russia and China. American administration already had been compromised by them through our own SWAMP. Soon, Iran and other dictatorial countries have their deadly weapons to silence us further.

How can we ascertain the US election system open and fair? How many states have been correcting voting system? Time is running steady pace and our voters are numbed and watching the world passing by.

Steven Coughlin
Steven Coughlin
2 years ago

Like it or not, the purpose of our military is, and should be, to break things and kill people. It is not to be woke and should not be about equity (this is why you lose your status as an individual when you enlist), but about meritocracy and teamwork. Does anyone really think China and Russia are concerned with wokeness and equity in their militaries?

Letts Brandon
Letts Brandon
2 years ago

Unfortunately nothing will be done until democrats are taken out of power. If we wait for this to be done legally it may be to late.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

End Wokeness or lose US

Barbi
Barbi
2 years ago

… he liked Vietnam so much, Bejing Biden did up another one just like it, in the Ukraine –

Paul Boos
Paul Boos
2 years ago

While what you say is tactically true, our greatest strategic weakness is our leadership. With a criminal at the head of our government and a politically correct military leadership in place both the Russians and the Chinese know that it’s now the time to strike!

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
2 years ago

Our biggest threat is the internal threat of the demo/marxist party under Sleepy Joe. No matter what other countries try to do, they will always find success when there is no resistance and a lot of help from the American left.

Dawn
Dawn
2 years ago

Are the writers of Amac columns communicating with each other? Within the same email are 2 artcles. A story on the Russian invasion of Ukraine (now in it’s 3rd month, while not over, clearly not successful either) and the sinking of their battleship raising important questions of Russian military capabilities; further putting into question China’s use of the same kind of ship against Taiwan is contradictory to this article. Here we need to be alarmed at a Russian missile capability that allegedly the U.S. doesn’t have a defense against and yet even with its use can’t seem to conquer little Ukraine. Gee, which is it.

vehf347
vehf347
2 years ago

The existence of hypersonic missiles is a fake in its physical nature.

Barbara Peters
Barbara Peters
2 years ago

I believe that the war at the US Southern border is an immediate threat to every American. Constitutionally our Governor’s duty at this point is to protect us. The State Guards from multiple States, 12-18 , must be sent to the border to stop every invader before they cross the border. Call on every Governor to do their job.

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

By far the biggest threat to America is the Marxist/democrat party. Their actions have made it clear their mission is to destroy the USA. A big red wave followed by a purging of the Marxists within our government is the only thing that will save America.

Jack Milavic
Jack Milavic
2 years ago

Our present military is inferior to that of the USSR and PRC. Our military no longer trains to participate in combat but instead encourages social awareness and double standards. After 42 years of USMC and USA reserve and active duty, I am sad to witness the decline of our military combat effectiveness.

Wanda
Wanda
2 years ago

In WWII, we had God on our side and that is why we won the war. America has become such a sinful land and in such darkness, God will no longer protect us. We are close to Jesus coming back….if you do not know him as your savior please seek him out and if you are a born again Christian, you might want to get your house in order for his return…we are living in the end times

Becky
Becky
2 years ago

“Should not waste”…. But they will.
Since the Communist barack, our military has not been focused on ‘War’, so much as normalizing every existing type of abnormality and perversion there is.
The US is in dire straits in every way imaginable.
Thank you Communist Party…..

Edyth
Edyth
2 years ago

The most urgent threat are our open borders and the flood of fentanyl killing American citizens, nothing to do with Russia, but is due to Chinese and Mexican drug cartels.

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

It seems since mankind beganExcuses for conflicts always Resulted in bloody wars especiallyAmong our youngest warriorsWe send into battle…Will we ever learn what history hasTaught us…God knows and thatTest of Faith is our only salvation To free us from evil here on earth.

BCC
BCC
2 years ago

“In a time of relative peace, the U.S. can strengthen its defenses to stave off disaster. Officials in Congress and the White House should not waste the opportunity to do so.”
You are kidding me, right??????? Fat chance!

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
2 years ago

The biggest threat to the U.S. Military is the leftists in our own country, to include the Biden administration, woke left, MSM, academia, Hollywood, the mob, DNC, RINOs, global elitists…. to name a few.

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