If you’ve no doubt in which country both Ezekiel 38, 39 depicts, then these are also likely the ‘arrows’ as described.
The sword is coming to America. By His grace and His grace alone is America getting an extension and who knows how long will last.
Get your house in order with the Lord before the fireworks fly.
U.S. defenses ‘over-matched’ for missile threats
Russia is developing a long-range cruise missile that poses a new threat to the United States, the commander of the U.S. Northern Command warned this week.
“Russia is progressing toward its goal of deploying long-range, conventionally-armed cruise missiles with ever increasing stand-off launch distances on its heavy bombers, submarines, and surface combatants, augmenting the Kremlin’s toolkit of flexible deterrent options short of the nuclear threshold,” Adm. William Gortney, Northcom chief who heads the U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said Thursday.
“Should these trends continue, over time NORAD will face increased risk in our ability to defend North America against Russian cruise missile threats,” he said in prepared testimony to the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.
A defense official said the missile that concerns the Northcom commander is the Russian KH-101 cruise missile which Russia has developed as a weapon to attack critical infrastructure in the United States, such as the electrical grid.
The comments highlight what defense officials and military analysts say is the growing threat of long-range cruise missiles.
Cruise missiles pose unique threats because they can defeat defenses by flying at low altitudes, avoiding radars, and hiding behind terrain. Some newer cruise missiles have radar-evading stealth features making them even less visible to radar or infrared detectors.
The low-flying missiles also can overwhelm defenses by attacking with multiple missiles coming from different directions and defeating air defenses at their weakest points. They also can fly circuitous routes to reach targets, avoiding radar and air defenses.
Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, testified that North Korea’s missile development, in particular, is a major concern. Syring said because of funding cuts he may have to advise Gortney that “the [missile defense] system is over-matched.”
Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) said he is very concerned about funding shortfalls for missile defense.
“The United States of America is on its way to losing its military edge, not just in terms of the ability to project power, but to even defend the homeland,” Rogers said. “This situation is intolerable.”
Across Capitol Hill, Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, also voiced concerns about the growing cruise missile threat that he said is affecting U.S. defenses and deterrence.
“The concept of mating advanced weapon systems with commonplace items—such as surface-to-surface cruise missiles disguised as shipping containers—blurs the line between military and civilian environments and complicates our deterrence calculus,” Haney said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday.
However, former Pentagon nuclear strategist Mark Schneider said the Russian missile is the KH-101.
“The Russians describe the KH-101 as a 5,000-kilometer [3,106-mile] range conventional cruise missile,” he said. “The KH-102 is the nuclear version.”
Full article: Northcom: Russian Cruise Missile Threat to U.S. Grows (Washington Free Beacon)