posted on Nov, 22 2005 @ 01:26 PM
How many countries/groups are actually capable of:
1 -- deploying a nuclear weapon
2 -- On a ballistic missile
3 -- over the United States
4 -- at an altitude of 100's of miles?
Follow up questions:
of the groups/countries capable, who would be so foolish as to believe that the U.S.'s main defense systems would be vulnerable to such an attack?
The U.S. had been preparing for a nuclear war with the U.S.S.R. for 30+ years before the fall of communism... and that, in itself, did not end the
It may be that such an attach would cripple commercial interests in the U.S. for a short period of time, but wouldn't the military repercussions
against the country/group that launched the attack be catastrophic for them?
For example, suppose North Korea gained the ability to launch such an attack. Well prior to the detonation of the warhead, the U.S. could have
multiple warheads en route to the location where the missile launch originated, destroying the country or region of the world where such an attack
Is the U.S. "vulnerable" to such an attack? I would think so, just as all of the industrialized nations of the world.
Is such an attack likely? Not unless the country that permits such a launch to take places wishes for their own immediate obliteration.
Of course, none of this even considers whether U.S. missile defense capabilities are more advanced than has been publicaly disclosed, nor does it
consider whether the U.S. does, in fact, have weaponized satellite systems.