Re: go interceptors!

From: John Clark (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 09:31:25 MDT

Spike Jones <> Wrote:

>There is still THAAD, which strikes in the upper atmosphere

Ok, this is the point where decoys won't be of much use, but there
are still problems. Each interceptor only covers a very small area so
you'd have to pave the country with ABM bases at astronomical cost,
even then it wouldn't work very well. If I were the attacker I'd explode a
small H bomb in the upper atmosphere over the target about a minute
before the warheads arrive, besides producing a powerful Electro magnetic
pulse that's hell on delicate electronics that has only a few seconds to
do it's job and be accurate to within a few inches, the bomb would also
create a huge cloud of plasma that's opaque to Radar and light.
The ABM system would be literally in a state of shock and blind too.

          John K Clark

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