Thursday, January 6, 2011

Russia to build Missile Shield by 2020

An article in the Washington Times states that Russian armed forces plan to have an
"impenetrable" system in place by 2020.

Russian General Staff chief Gen. Nikolai Makarov said "The state will have an umbrella over
which it will defend itself against medium-range missiles, air-based cruise missiles, sea-based
cruise missiles, and ground-based cruise missiles, including missiles flying at extremely
low altitudes, at any time and in any situation."

The general added "Of course this is a long process that requires significant financial investment."
It is believed that fundamental portions of this system could be in place by this year.

Yet we continue to look the other way, as Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan all build their military
systems larger and stronger. In fact there is talk of reducing the Pentagon budget even further.
Should we just sit back and allow these countries to match the U.S. military, or to grow
even larger?

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember" 

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996