The Disturbing Response to China’s Hypersonic Missile Test

By The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
December 5, 2021 Updated: December 5, 2021

It matters not whether the incoming nuclear missile is hypersonic or supersonic or just lumbering toward the nearest Sonic Drive-in.

Hitting an incoming missile with an outgoing missile is comparable to hitting a bullet with another bullet. Theoretically possible, but so is getting a golf hole-in-one, at 32,000 to 1.

Since 2011, Interceptor missiles based in California and Alaska have been fired at offensive missiles launched from the Pacific Missile Range in Hawaii. Military doubletalk then takes over that the launch was successful if the Interceptor was in the neighborhood of the incoming missile.

The Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) battle plan is that if the first defensive missile misses then the second or third missile might hit. The MDA didn’t say if we would need 32,000 missiles.

 

Bob Munson

California