Senior commander invokes atomic attack by Russia in defending JLENS

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 16, 2016 at 11:57 AM
The chief of U.S. Northern Command continued his defense of a controversial aerostat program last week, alluding to the possibility that the military could overlook a nuclear-armed Russian cruise missile if the radar-laden blimp floating near Washington were to be canceled. Adm. William Gortney delivered the decidedly Cold War rhetoric at a March 10 hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was responding to an invitation from Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) to trumpet the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile...

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