> Robert J. Bradbury wrote: ... You can't defend yourself
> against someone with equal resources, but you can make a
> pretty good effort for defending yourself against someone
> with 1-2 orders of magnitude less resources.
Oh ye of little faith Robert. Looks to me like we could defend ourselves against a hellishly determined nuclear attack, given enough THAAD missiles and support radar. After all, if one THAAD can hit one missile, and 5 THAADs can ensure hitting that one, could not 5000 THAADs ensure knocking out 1000 incoming?
In a time when we spend a billion on one bomber, the THAAD is a hell of a good deal. How much would you be willing to pay to have Seattle *not* nuked? A few billion is cheap. Santa Clara county has 10 billion dollars tied up in its automobiles alone.
THAAD is a great deal, for we can produce them in laaaaarge quantities. Then sell them to countries all over the world, for a modest profit of course.
Then we can sell them missiles that can defeat THAAD, for a modest profit. Then we can sell them improved metaTHAADs that can defeat these clever THAADdefeating missiles, for a modest profit. Let us continue thus, until the entire world, to the very last corrupt politician, recognizes the utter madness of this situation, and finally disassemble these ruinously expensive hellish death machines and use the warheads to generate clean power. When that day comes, I will be the happiest man in the unemployment line. spike