Key Topics: Genesis 12:3 and the theme that the U.S. seeks to diminish sanctions against Iran while increasing sanctions against Israel. Food for thought.
Obama Mulling Sanctions On Israel
Given the Russian Federation’s blatant efforts to destabilize Europe and present itself as a military threat to the West, an unsettling development revealed via The Daily Beast’s Dave Majumdar is only likely to make a dangerous situation in Eurasia worse.
The report revealed that the Pentagon is increasingly worried that the supremely maneuverable F-22’s long-range air-to-air missiles could be obsolete in fight against adversaries like Russia and China. They fear that this aircraft anti-air ordnance could be jammed, and American fighters would be almost entirely unable to neutralize enemy aircraft.
Worse, these new jammers essentially blind the small radars found onboard air-to-air missiles like the Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM, which is the primary long-range weapon for all U.S. and most allied fighter planes.
Majumdar’s report adds that Russia is developing its own revolutionary long-range weapon called the K-100 that can outperform anything in the American arsenal.“Right now, the Defense Department—led by the Navy—is working to increase the range of the AIM-9X version of the Sidewinder by 60 percent to give the Pentagon’s fighter fleet some sort of counter to the jamming problem,” Majumdar’s report read. “But even with the extended reach, the modified Sidewinder won’t have anywhere close to the range of an AMRAAM.”
A few days ago, I took a cursory look at the condition which might rationally lead Russia to determine that it would be a wise course to militarily test NATO’s resolve to defend its member states in Eastern Europe. While this would probably be a miscalculation on Russia’s part, the error of this course may not be readily apparent to policy makers in the Kremlin. Miscalculations, as I wrote, have a habit of leading to conflagrating conflicts.
Nothing is more likely to lead a nation to miscalculate into a war than the logical belief that it could be won. The acknowledgement that Russia could neutralize American air-to-air missile systems is a disturbingly destabilizing development.