U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic arms on Tuesday while deliberating tensions with North Korea when he done a Freudian slip.
Mattis was asked either there was “any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk,” Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but we will not go into details.”
Later during the press conference, another contributor questioned Mattis and held him off-guard:
“Just to clarify, you pronounced that there were probable military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul,” a contributor asked. “Are we articulate kinetic options as well?”
“Yes, we don’t wish to go into that,” Mattis responded.
Previously, Mattis stated that a fight with North Korea would “involve the large shelling of an ally’s capital, (South Korea) which is one of the many densely packaged cities on earth.”
U.S. President Donald Trump in a debate to the United Nations on Tuesday threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if Pyongyang didn’t quit its nuclear contrast and threats.
This also comes after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up its annual military cavalcade badgering of North Korea, reminding the persecution of its military participation at its southern border.
In 2015, the U.S. Air Force reliable that military executive Boeing has an electromagnetic beat weapon, which is able of targeting and destroying electrical systems but the material repairs of killing people. It’s radically an EMP that takes out the appetite grid of a given area.
The plan is famous as the “CHAMP,” or Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, and it already has been operational given 2015, according to Air Force Research Laboratory commander Major General Tom Masiello.
In January, Trump’s Air Force arch of staff suggested to USA TODAY that the U.S. President could use “space weapons against ISIS.”
“If we wish to be some-more flexible than the reality is we are going to have to pull decision management down to some reduce levels in certain areas the big doubt that we’ve got to combat with … is the authorities to work in cyber and space,” General David Goldfein, the Air Force arch of staff, told USA TODAY.
However, the U.S. also has other kinetic weapons in its arsenal that would concede Trump to “totally destroy North Korea” — one of weapons complement is the “Rods from God.”
What is the Rods from God? The “Rods from God” is a partial of the destined appetite arms family; it’s a kinetic appetite weapon.
The rods are destined munitions, the aloft you are (the larger your stretch from the planet), the larger the kinetic appetite you have.
In 2004, published in Popular Science, Eric Adams writes:
A span of satellites orbiting several hundred miles above the Earth would offer as a weapons system. One functions as the targeting and communications height while the other carries countless tungsten rods–up to 20 feet in length and a foot in diameter–that it can dump on targets with reduction than 15 minutes’ notice. When educated from the ground, the targeting satellite commands its partner to dump one of its darts. The guided rods enter the atmosphere, stable by a thermal coating, roving at 36,000 feet per second–comparable to the speed of a meteor. The result: finish extinction of the target, even if it’s buried low underground. The two-platform pattern permits the arms to be “reloaded” by just rising a new set of rods, rather than replacing the whole system.
The judgment of building kinetic appetite weapons has been around given the 1950s when the RAND Corporation due fixation rods on tips of ICBMs, nonetheless the Pentagon won’t contend how distant along the investigate is, or even endorse that any efforts exist, citing those sum as classified. The “U.S. Air Force Transformation Flight Plan,” published by the Air Force in Nov 2003, references “hypervelocity rod bundles” in its outline of future space-based weapons; and, in 2002, another report from RAND, “Space Weapons, Earth Wars,” talks about the efficacy of such a weapon.
A space weapons agreement was due by Rep Dennis Kucinich called the “Space Preservation Treaty” in 2005 which states that countries won’t find to weaponize space. However, that check never done it past the introduction stage. Another House of Representatives check famous as the H.R.2977 “Space Preservation Act” was due in 2001 to anathema the use of “exotic weapons” inventory the following:
(B) Such terms embody outlandish weapons systems such as — (i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; (ii) chemtrails; (iii) high altitude ultra low magnitude weapons systems; (iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; (v) laser weapons systems; (vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or supernatural weapons; and (vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.
Obama disregarded this agreement under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act before leaving office, and no one beheld that the legislation he sealed is radically the Star Wars Defense Initiative II that his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, sealed job for a space-based barb system.
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