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Bill Quick

Pentagon to launch blimps to guard against cruise missiles – CBS News

THE PENTAGON — The Pentagon has discovered a gap in the defenses of Washington, D.C., and it’s about to test a solution. But depending on your point of view, the solution is either vital for national security or a threat to American privacy.

Starting this fall, two blimps will float at 10,000 feet over the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in an attempt to develop a defense for the nation’s capital against cruise missiles fired from ships offshore. Two blimps will float over the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland CBS NEWS Russia already has a large arsenal of cruise missiles – essentially low-flying unmanned aircraft – and other countries like Iran are developing them.

“As it stands today, we have practically zero capability to detect it, much less defend against it,” one military officer said of the cruise missile threat.

I am far less worried about Russian or Chinese ship-launched missiles than I am about Iranian/North Korean missiles.

Since I just finished a thousand page  book about the Iranian scenario.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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