Look - someone else who forgot to consult PhotEx - Russia is Top Military Threat to U.S. Homeland, Air Force General Says
Russia, with its array of hard-to-detect cruise missiles and advanced submarines, poses the primary military threat to the American homeland today, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said Tuesday.
“They’ve developed capabilities that didn’t exist 20 years ago …very low radar cross-section cruise missiles [and] submarines on par with our submarines,” Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck said.
Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies online forum, he described the crucial difference between cruise and ballistic missile threats. Cruise missiles “can be launched from multiple platforms, from air-launch capabilities to sea-launch capabilities to submarine-launch capabilities to a container on a commercial vessel. There are multiple ways to do that.”
@oscar1whisky - is this thread of interest? I have quoted the above comments by the commander of NORTHCOM, and earlier in the thread I have quoted the commander of the US Second Fleet on earlier pages. NATO has set up a new command at Norfolk (Virginia) to counter threats in the Atlantic area. NATO has restarted doing transatlantic reinforcement exercises - starting this year with Steadfast Defender 21.