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Washington has long paid special attention to the protection against ballistic missiles, however, the United States forgot about the other serious threat to Russian and Chinese cruise missiles and drones that can destroy us bases overseas, this writes the newspaper The National Interest with reference to the study of the Center for strategic and budgetary assessments the United States.
«For much of the era after the Cold war, the U.S. Department of defense focused on the deployment of terrestrial and marine kinetic energy weapons for intercepting ballistic missiles,» the study says.
Meanwhile, Russia and China, according to NI, accumulate huge stockpiles of guided weapons, threatening American bases.
The center for strategic and budgetary assessments, describes the enormous range of threats to us bases, among which mention Russian missile complexes «Iskander» and hypersonic systems «Dagger» that can hit American bases in Europe.
The study’s authors believe «it is unlikely that the missile defense Agency, the U.S. will have the expertise and funding to develop a much more robust «system of systems» capable in the near future to protect critical infrastructure in the United States and American military sites abroad to a massive volley fire», concludes The National Interest.
Informed policy specialist in the field of nuclear technology James M. Acton said in an interview with NI that Washington has recognized the inability to resist the Russian hypersonic weapons.
According to him, the missile defense Agency, the United States faced the fact that modern American interceptors unable to cope with maneuvering hypersonic missiles of their opponents.