Rep. Turner Warns US Missile Defense Slipping Behind Russia’s Capabilities

July 8, 2021

Air Force Magazine:

The list of Russia’s “exotics”—its most modern nuclear weapons systems—is worrying members of Congress.

Skyfall is a nuclear cruise missile that can orbit the Earth. Poseidon is a submarine-launched, nuclear-capable torpedo that can emerge from beneath the waves and strike coastal cities. And Russia is the only great power now fielding hypersonic weapons, with China close behind and the U.S. throwing billions of dollars behind an effort to catch up within the next decade.

Fundamental to protecting against these threats is fully funding America’s missile defense capabilities, argued the ranking member of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces, Rep. Mike Turner, (R-Ohio)…

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