National Security / Politics

The Most Urgent Military Threat Facing America Today 

AMAC Exclusive – By Ben Solis 

military America USAOn June 13, 1944, Nazi German scientists test-fired an A4 rocket, also known as the V-2, which veered off course and exploded over Sweden. Three months before the first V-2 attack on London, Swedish investigators gathered pieces from the destroyed rocket and secretly transported them to England. The shocked Allies immediately launched “Project Big Ben” to learn the size, technology, range, and military capability of this new “secret weapon.” 

What they learned soon horrified Allied command – there was no defense against the Nazis’ new weapon. Traveling at the speed of sound, the V-2 was impossible to stop. More than 2,700 British civilians would be killed by the V-2 before the end of the war, with many thousands more injured. Thankfully, Allied bombing had already crippled the Nazi war machine by that point, and the Germans stood no chance of being able to produce enough of the missiles to turn the tide in the war. Additionally, many rockets that were produced failed to hit their target and exploded harmlessly over the ocean or farmland. 

Today, the United States and its Western allies face a similar but far more deadly threat. Months after China and Russia first tested hypersonic missiles, the U.S. still has no effective defense against them, something which leaves the world’s greatest military power dangerously vulnerable. To make matters worse, U.S. hypersonic weapon technology has also lagged behind its chief global rivals, giving the Chinese and Russians a leg up in a potential military conflict with the U.S. 

The full scope of just how devastating a full-scale conflict with a hypersonic power could be has been on full display in Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, where Russia became the first country to use the new technology in combat. The Russian Kinzhal missile, which translates to “dagger” in English, has reportedly been used with deadly effectiveness in several regions of Ukraine, and can be launched from MiG fighter jets. 

According to top U.S. military leaders, Russia has launched dozens of hypersonic missile attacks on Ukraine since February 24. Data from the United Nations shows that all Russian missile attacks, which include both ballistic and hypersonoic missiles, have left a minimum of 2,072 people dead and 2,818 injured. In one of the first wars between two modern military powers in the 21st century, it’s becoming increasingly clear that missile technology is key in deciding battles. 

The success of these missile attacks has no doubt caught the attention of the Chinese, who developed their hypersonic missile fleet with an eye toward bringing Taiwan to heel. According to U.S. military intelligence, over a thousand short- and medium-range missiles are facing Taiwan and the Southern Islands of Japan at this very moment – many of them capable of targeting U.S. military installations in the South Pacific as well. 

China’s missile stockpile is far larger than Russia’s, and there are some signs that their technology may be more advanced as well. The military-industrial complex was caught completely off-guard last year when China conducted their first successful hypersonic test, an occurrence that experts had previously thought was years away. Should China choose to engage in hostilities with the United States, it could likely destroy dozens of U.S. military bases in Asia and Europe in a matter of hours.  

Russia’s successful use of missiles has also likely not been lost on other U.S. adversaries in the Middle East, including the Iranian regime and Iran-backed terror cells like the Houthis in Yemen. According to former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood, terrorist groups in the Middle East have long relied on missile attacks to spread fear and suffering, as well as undermine U.S. power. The prospect of rogue states and militias armed with Russian or Chinese hypersonic missiles is a truly frightening one indeed.  

The United States and its allies thus desperately need to speed up both defenses against hypersonic missiles and development of hypersonic missiles of their own. 

One strategy U.S. officials could use to accomplish this would be to bolster the already-existing U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This Bush-era program was set up after 9/11, and within three years had developed the then-world-class THAAD missile defense system and brought U.S. missile defense into the 21st century. The necessary infrastructure is already in place, and coordinating hypersonic missile technology through one central agency would likely prove far more efficient than navigating a complicated array of agencies and bureaucracies. 

Regardless, the U.S. needs a counter to hypersonic weapons, and it needs it quickly. Once hostilities start, it’s too late. Not only that, but an effective defense against hypersonic weapons would likely prove a deterrent to future Chinese or Russian provocations.  

After the end of World War II, American historian William L. Shirer predicted that, had the war lasted another six months, the Germans would have produced missiles capable of striking targets in the United States, such as New York City. Today, America’s enemies already possess that ability. In a time of relative peace, the U.S. can strengthen its defenses to stave off disaster. Officials in Congress and the White House should not waste the opportunity to do so. 

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian and researcher. 

 


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PapaGrouch
3 months ago

The biggest threat to the U.S. Military is the leftists in our own country, to include the Biden administration, woke left, MSM, academia, Hollywood, the mob, DNC, RINOs, global elitists…. to name a few.

BCC
3 months ago

“In a time of relative peace, the U.S. can strengthen its defenses to stave off disaster. Officials in Congress and the White House should not waste the opportunity to do so.”
You are kidding me, right??????? Fat chance!

Michael
3 months ago

It seems since mankind beganExcuses for conflicts always Resulted in bloody wars especiallyAmong our youngest warriorsWe send into battle…Will we ever learn what history hasTaught us…God knows and thatTest of Faith is our only salvation To free us from evil here on earth.

Edyth
3 months ago

The most urgent threat are our open borders and the flood of fentanyl killing American citizens, nothing to do with Russia, but is due to Chinese and Mexican drug cartels.

Becky
3 months ago

“Should not waste”…. But they will.
Since the Communist barack, our military has not been focused on ‘War’, so much as normalizing every existing type of abnormality and perversion there is.
The US is in dire straits in every way imaginable.
Thank you Communist Party…..

PapaGrouch
3 months ago
Reply to  Becky

Amen, Becky!

Wanda
3 months ago

In WWII, we had God on our side and that is why we won the war. America has become such a sinful land and in such darkness, God will no longer protect us. We are close to Jesus coming back….if you do not know him as your savior please seek him out and if you are a born again Christian, you might want to get your house in order for his return…we are living in the end times

gary
3 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

It is true what you say. Christ and Christ alone is our only hope for a fallen world. Human Nature is contrary to God and left in it’s state of depravity, will destroy one another. Our hope is first, that hearts are changed and sufficiently in order to change the course of this onslaught of depravity and destructiveness. We need the wisdom of God to push back on abortion, corruption at the highest levels and the hearts of those who put in power those who are contrary to God and the principles of this Republic including the influx of violence , drugs and human trafficking on our streets. This must be the case before God’ s wisdom and blessing’s allows us to turn back this growing threat without. We can only be united as a country if we are united in faith in God. Let us understand that the end times is unknown to us and if we succeed by the grace of God, then maybe our posterity will enjoy many years of Godly freedom in this Republic till Christ returns.

Roger D .
3 months ago
Reply to  gary

We need revivals in our churches to show the world what God has prepared for those who accept Jesus. My question is how close are we to Revelation 18. Will revivals slow down that timeline?

Jack Milavic
3 months ago

Our present military is inferior to that of the USSR and PRC. Our military no longer trains to participate in combat but instead encourages social awareness and double standards. After 42 years of USMC and USA reserve and active duty, I am sad to witness the decline of our military combat effectiveness.

Max
3 months ago
Reply to  Jack Milavic

Absolutely correct about the current status of the US military.

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Jack Milavic

Jack, First off let me say thank you for your many years of service. I had an older brother who was a Navy Pilot for many years, also the Reserves. He was such a patriot and I got it from him, who enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam era, as well as my parents who were WWII generation. My brother passed away 12 years ago and I miss him every day, but when I think of him, I know it would just break his heart to see what’s becoming of our country and it’s military. Jack, we need more people like you to get through to some of these young men and women. Maybe reading your comments could be helpful.

Russ
3 months ago

By far the biggest threat to America is the Marxist/democrat party. Their actions have made it clear their mission is to destroy the USA. A big red wave followed by a purging of the Marxists within our government is the only thing that will save America.

Wanda
3 months ago
Reply to  Russ

Actually, the only thing that will save America is for her to get on her knees and repent of its sin as it has lost its moral compass. Without God’s protection, we are doomed.

Judy K.
3 months ago
Reply to  Wanda

Exactly!

Walt
3 months ago
Reply to  Russ

Russ……make that the democrats AND the republicans….there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the parties….the politicians of this republic will bring it down

Barbara Peters
3 months ago

I believe that the war at the US Southern border is an immediate threat to every American. Constitutionally our Governor’s duty at this point is to protect us. The State Guards from multiple States, 12-18 , must be sent to the border to stop every invader before they cross the border. Call on every Governor to do their job.

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  Barbara Peters

People should put pressure on their Governors I agree wholeheartedly. I’m constantly contacting politicians from the state of Ohio and sometimes those who are outside as well. Problem in Ohio is that we have a Rino for Governor and he might as well run as a Demonrat because he seems to cater to them anyway. We’ve got a Rino Senator that thankfully will be leaving soon. We have a good field of candidates to replace him so that’s at least positive. The other Senator is a Demonrat and isn’t up for re-election anytime soon.
We’ve got to get these Governors to participate in protecting our borders and that has to include as many states as possible. They don’t have to be border states because we’re all being affected by an incompetent occupant in the Oval Office as well inept cabinet members like Mayorkis, Austin, Blinken, etc. Time to react is now!

Roger D .
3 months ago
Reply to  MJB

That incompetent occupant is not just incompetent but evil.

vehf347
3 months ago

The existence of hypersonic missiles is a fake in its physical nature.

Centurion
3 months ago
Reply to  vehf347

How is that? Airplanes routinely travel at hypersonic speeds in their physical nature.

Dawn
3 months ago

Are the writers of Amac columns communicating with each other? Within the same email are 2 artcles. A story on the Russian invasion of Ukraine (now in it’s 3rd month, while not over, clearly not successful either) and the sinking of their battleship raising important questions of Russian military capabilities; further putting into question China’s use of the same kind of ship against Taiwan is contradictory to this article. Here we need to be alarmed at a Russian missile capability that allegedly the U.S. doesn’t have a defense against and yet even with its use can’t seem to conquer little Ukraine. Gee, which is it.

CoNMTX
3 months ago

Our biggest threat is the internal threat of the demo/marxist party under Sleepy Joe. No matter what other countries try to do, they will always find success when there is no resistance and a lot of help from the American left.

Barbara Peters
3 months ago
Reply to  CoNMTX

I agree. We have a battle going on in the USA. The deaths from the Southern border attacks on Americans likely has produced numbers equal or greater than Ukraine. Our Constitution calls for our Governors to protect us when the federal government doesn’t do it’s main job. The governors must send State Guards to the border to keep invaders out.

Paul Boos
3 months ago

While what you say is tactically true, our greatest strategic weakness is our leadership. With a criminal at the head of our government and a politically correct military leadership in place both the Russians and the Chinese know that it’s now the time to strike!

CHRIS GRODHAUS
3 months ago
Reply to  Paul Boos

You can call Russia and China evel bad people, but NOT stupid. Not including Ukraine. That is Puten’s mistake. Ukraine was/is surprisingly tough to invade. How to get America ready for hypersonic missiles? I have no idea. But we better. CHRIS

Barbi
3 months ago

… he liked Vietnam so much, Bejing Biden did up another one just like it, in the Ukraine –

Stephen Russell
3 months ago

End Wokeness or lose US

Letts Brandon
3 months ago

Unfortunately nothing will be done until democrats are taken out of power. If we wait for this to be done legally it may be to late.

Steven Coughlin
3 months ago

Like it or not, the purpose of our military is, and should be, to break things and kill people. It is not to be woke and should not be about equity (this is why you lose your status as an individual when you enlist), but about meritocracy and teamwork. Does anyone really think China and Russia are concerned with wokeness and equity in their militaries?

Grbt
3 months ago

We need a strong leader like TRUMP! who has guts to deal with the current dangerous world. Had he prevailed in 2020 election Putin would not have started the invasion on Feb 24th. American Military capability should not have been behind Russia and China. American administration already had been compromised by them through our own SWAMP. Soon, Iran and other dictatorial countries have their deadly weapons to silence us further.

How can we ascertain the US election system open and fair? How many states have been correcting voting system? Time is running steady pace and our voters are numbed and watching the world passing by.

CHRIS GRODHAUS
3 months ago
Reply to  Grbt

I could have said it better. CHRIS

CHRIS GRODHAUS
3 months ago
Reply to  CHRIS GRODHAUS

Correction, I meant to say I could have NOT have said it better. I can’t find a way to edit my previous reply. CHRIS

ghis
3 months ago
Reply to  Grbt

I just read this on One America News “Ga. Secy. Of State Raffensperger Hires Company With Radical Left Ties To Manage Voter Registration” ‘We are doom!!!!

MJB
3 months ago
Reply to  ghis

Obviously Raffensperger didn’t learn anything from the ridiculous stuff that went on in 2020. Something tells me that somebody has found out about something that Raffensperger did or was involved in at sometime in the past and they’re using it against him. I wouldn’t put it passed Stacey Abrams.

Bill on the Hill
3 months ago

A short general description on the V-2 rocket in this article & no doubt had that rocket been more accurate than they were, the onslaught could have been far worse for the Brits…
My compliments to the pen writer of this article on acknowledging William L. Shirer. #5 of a list of ( 5 ) non-fiction books Mr. Shirer had written at the time of copyright with Simon & Schuster 1960…
” The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich ” A history of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer…
Just shy of 1150 fact filled pages of all things Nazi Germany going back to the mid twenties through to the aftermath of war in 1945 & beyond…
Want to understand Ukraine & Russia better, you need to understand white supremacy from a Ukrainian’s perspective with respect to what a Nazi really is…( Putin knows this only to well, most MSM, including conservative media, are NOT talking about Ukraine & her long standing anti-Semite devote followers. )
MSM will NOT touch this subject & they will continue to spread false propaganda on both nations, i.e. Russia & Ukraine…
In the meantime, Biden & company continues to spend needless amounts of taxpayer money for military development of weapons being sent directly to Ukraine, this now allegedly includes US missle launchers to reach into Russia with…
Looking for the start of a world war with the many surrounding actors ready to get on board, the US military complex beefing up military ordnance, ammo manufacturers once again gearing up for even more production than just supplying the American family with a means to protect themselves…
War is coming, look no further than the Ukraine for the moment with foreign players itching to rock & roll against a falsely accused nation, i.e. Russia…
I’ve said it before & I will say it again, both Russia & Ukraine are corrupt to the core & the movie actor Zalensky of Ukraine is a fake, a crook & a liar…
Thus far he’s got a bunch of countries slopping at his trough in their anti-Putin zeal of pure idiocy…
Bill… :~)

Max
3 months ago

Hi Bill, glad you are out of the basement from your wiring expedition. Censor monsters came put again on Wed and Thurs, very frustrating and no rhyme or reason for their actions. Paul E been quiet since Thurs, Censors were hitting on his comments. So much for freedom of speech and thoughts.

Anthony
3 months ago

We need Trump back in the White House now. The leftists and communists are afraid of him. He lead with courage and had us going in the right direction. Then they hit us with COVID to get rid of his administration. Now Klaus Schwab is running America

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