Re: Anti Zeppelin systems

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 23:32:43 MDT

Spike Jones <> Wrote:

> The commies could fire a number of identical decoy
> rockets simultaneously, and those decoys *really would* be impossible to
> distinguish from the real one.

It seems to me that a realistic boost phase decoy would be almost as expensive
as the real thing and that is the entire advantage of a decoy

>>just convince China to let you build the ABM
>>system on the China-Korea border.

> Or on the South Korean border. They might be a bit
> more open to negotiation than the Chinese.

It wouldn't work. To hit the USA the ICBM would follow the great circle route
north over the pole, it has to be China. Or better yet maybe we could convince
North Korea to let us build the ABM system right there, if you were close
enough to the launch area you could shoot one down with a revolver.
Maybe pigs will fly too.

> what if we had no way of defeating a Zeppelin?

We still wouldn't use them to deliver warheads because there are
cheaper and easier ways of doing so that also can not be defeated.

               John K Clark

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