I've been doing a lot of reading about barrage balloons recently...
Also: Considering the way modern weapon systems are going with cruise missiles and drones, not the worlds worst idea.
Full English breakfast to come this morning with THREE not two sausages and plenty of fried breadThe report admits that the USA cannot defend itself against Russia or China, which I think is a first… Page 17.
“If Russia or China opted to attack with LACMs, they could do so in much larger numbers than regional powers or non state actors. For example, a single Yasen-class guided missile submarine in the Russian Navy reportedly can carry up to 32 Kalibr (3M-14) land-attack missiles. Consequently, an attack from Russia or China could overwhelm defenses that might be sufficient against an adversary with fewer missiles. “
Just over one year ago on the 3rd January 2020 the USA murdered Qasem Soleimani along with five Iraqis and four Iranians with a drone strike. Iran vowed to revenge Soleimani’s murder and on the 8th January 2020 launched a number of missiles at the Al Asada airbase. If you look here…
Iran attack highlights US missile defense vulnerability
”The U.S. possessed advance knowledge of the launches, tracked the missiles once airborne and provided its troops with early warning of their impending impact. But there were no interception options once the missiles were launched.”
So having accepted that it cannot defend either its overseas bases nor the USA itself, maybe the USA and its allies will stop pushing for war, close their overseas bases, send their armed forces home and to quote John Lennon, give peace a chance?