One of the reasons I could imagine that we (the USA), would want such a weapon, is that a weapon traveling that fast, is incredibly difficult to shoot
Also, with the many different Terrorist organizations, finding the leaders, and striking while they are still at the place we located them proves to
be difficult at times due to the short period of time they stay in certain places.
Imagine that we have located a dozen Terrorist leaders, at a meeting in a building. The time it may take to launch Jet Fighters, or Drones to the
area may be too long, and the meeting will be long over before they get there.
Remember the movie Stealth?
Now, 1 hr to anywhere in the world, could actually mean 15 minutes or less if the weapon is closer.
It would seem to me to be a ace in the sleeve, in a high risk poker game.
Also, if Russia knows that if they launch, we detect it, and launch in retaliation, our Birds will hit them before their birds get to us.
We are close to this situation now. But I find my earlier reasonings to be more reasonable in my wanting such a weapon.
It would clearly dictate that with on the ground Intel, we could nail these perps without constantly having a dozen or so drones circling overhead and
or Fighter Jets.
Our Embassy attack in Benghazi comes to mind. Send in a ultra fast Cruise Missle. Not that our POS Potus we have now would have, he was more
interested in covering up his transporting weapons to ISIS in Syria. Look how that has paid off...
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