FEASIBILITY: NMD CANNOT STOP A RUSSIAN ATTACK
NO ONE BELIEVES NMD CAN STOP A RUSSIAN ATTACK
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, April 3, 2001: Editorial; Pg. 8A, HEADLINE: Cooperating with Russia best buy in nuclear safety //VT2002acsln
Not even the strongest advocates of a so-called "missile shield" believe American technology is anywhere close to being able to do what it must in the event of such a Russian launch: Strike down every single warhead in that barrage, and do it well away from any human settlement.
MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS CAN BE EASILY OVERWHELMED
Janadas Devan The Straits Times (Singapore), October 31, 1999, SECTION: Review Focus shield"; Pg. 41 HEADLINE: So many possible holes // ln-acs-11-11-99
THE easiest way to beat a missile defence shield is to overwhelm it with numbers.
Attackers can fire more missiles than the shield can intercept, or they can deploy multiple warheads on each missile.
An attacker can also stuff an ICBM with dozens or even hundreds of small submunitions containing deadly gases or biological agents, making it impossible for US defence to intercept all of them, say defence analysts.