Vladimir Putin has personally helped market new Russian spiraling and maneuvering missile reentry vehicle technology as breakthroughs that will allow attackers to defeat American missile defenses. He has also presided personally over simulated massive nuclear-armed ballistic and cruise missile strikes on the United States. George W. Bush deserves great credit for putting an end to the insane policy he inherited of leaving the United States absolutely vulnerable to ballistic missile attack. He withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty that codified that vulnerability and he began deploying limited missile defenses, mostly ground-based ones in Alaska and California.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
As missiles continue to rain down on Israel from Lebanon, in JWR Frank J.Gaffney Jr. discusses the burgeoning missile threat throughout the world, in North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, China, and - Russia: