After a series of early, disastrous failures, the Pentagon is now touting a fifteen out of fifteen string of successful THAAD launchings.
This is a defense budget of confrontation giving preference to pressure instead of negotiations and diplomacy.
The S-400 has many advantages over the THAAD, including a broad greater range, a lower price, and a wider range of targets to knock down, but it’s not about comparing specifications or costs.
Reports are circulating that the US is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to Germany to, they claim, guard against the Iranian threat. Are the Iranians – or the Russians – about to attack Berlin? Or is this another big win for the US defense contractors?