I really should change my personal text
- Dec 15, 2012
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The Representative is from another party. In either case, I agree that the potential deployment of boost-phase interceptors by ULO stratospheric UAVs would be potentially massively destabilizing.marauder2048 said:Which is funny given the previous administration's view that boost phase interceptors carried by stealthy
aircraft were strategically destabilizing.
I was hoping that since MKV was cancelled and then resurrected as MOKV
that the AWL would be resurrected as AOWL..but alas it's still AWOL.
But... the best platform for a boost-phase interceptor is a super high-altitude ULO UAV. Not the F-35.
Edit: there is another part of the conversation conspicuously missing here. The Representative, following the line of the DoD and most analysts, has focused on defending against North Korean missiles. There has been very little emphasis on destroying North Korean missiles before they launch.
Imagine if the convseration was not just about defense, but about developing the capability to launch a counter-force attack at a moment's notice.
North Korean can build enough missiles to stress any reasonable missile defense system. (44 GBI rounds, at 4 rounds per target, makes for an easily overwhelmed system.)
Rather than single-mindedly focusing on defense, there should talk about what offensive systems can help.