An additional and new solution pursued and presented by the industrial complex this week was a mobilized, two-stage, ground-based missile interceptor designed for the third site in Poland so it can be placed where and when needed, not just restricted to the European region.
The issues of concern of both of these proposed solutions is the reality of the political loss and the international consequences of the U.S. withdrawing its commitment and bilateral agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic. The ramifications to those countries, Europe, NATO and Russia are significant and long lasting. Also of major concern is the capability to have “high” confidence in protecting the eastern United States seaboard particularly the southeast from long-range ballistic missiles from Iran. This capability of a look shoot look shoot confidence is not available from the current deployed GBIs in Alaska or California.
(via defpro.com), (photo: Missile Defense Agency)