What essentially happened, as warned by Anatoliy Golitsyn, is that the United States fell for New Lies for Old (See also HERE). America took its eyes off the enemy behind the enemy and has been distracted by chasing a never ending supply of terrorists throughout the Middle East brought forth by this same enemy.
Now we see the degrading effects of America’s national suicide in real time, yet the worst is yet to come should it allow for its adversaries to remain three steps ahead of the game. It will one day put itself in a position to capitulate to the Sino-Soviet alliance or risk be invaded on the homeland — and yes, it will come to that point if this continues.
On a good note, at least someone is sounding the alarm in America, albeit one out of a handful that’s willing to risk retaliation from the Obama administration.
As major world powers like Russia and China rapidly develop new weapons systems, the Pentagon has established a new panel with the sole purpose of searching for cracks in the military’s electronic warfare capabilities. Taking its combat technologies for granted, many DoD officials believe the US may be losing its edge.
On Tuesday, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work signed the Electronic Warfare Executive Committee into being. Led by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall and Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the new committee was established to ensure that the United States stays competitive in the electromagnetic spectrum.
“We still have a lead,” Work said during conference hosted by McAleese & Associates and Credit Suisse, “but I think that lead is diminishing rapidly.”
That loss of focus has a few causes. According to former chairman of the Defense Science Board, Paul Kaminski, one of the reasons is that the US became a little too comfortable after the fall of the Soviet Union and stopped investing in electronic warfare. Another is 9/11. As the US entered a new type of conflict centered on terrorist insurgents, the military became less concerned with the type of high-tech electronic threats it didn’t believe the enemy was capable of.
Defense Secretary Work is particularly concerned with missile defense systems.
“We need a demonstration…which can demonstrate to us that if someone throws a salvo of a hundred guided munitions [at us], we’ll be able to ride it out,” Work said.
On Tuesday, the Navy also announced that it was looking into ways to drastically increase the missile launching capabilities of its submarines.
One thing seems clear: the Pentagon seems very concerned that it may have dropped the ball.
Speaking of America’s various perceived threats, Work said that “now competitors have caught up in this regime and they’re going to fire mass guided missile salvoes at us.”
Full article: Pentagon: We Are Losing Electronic Warfare Dominance (Sputnik News)