Thursday, June 29, 2017
Watch The MIRV Payload Counts Explode
The worse possible development would be an intercept system that actually works some of the time.
I honestly believe the United States has nobody left in the think tanks to tell them about the consequences of getting these working again. The U.S. was pursuing ABMs initially in the 60's and into the 70's with serious early warning line defense. I don't think they know about the dominos that start to tumble when you plot your strategy according to this technology.
Herman Kahn in ON THERMONUCLEAR WAR described how such systems would immediately compel the enemy to begin loading up more and more warheads for multiple deployment in every device. So you can hit one of them? Great, now can you hit thirty? Can you hit the ICBM before it reaches the altitude over the target and deploys those multiple payloads? You only have to miss one to lose a city.