VanHerck: unfunded Elevated Radar ‘crucial’ to protecting U.S. leadership in DC from cruise missile strike

By Jason Sherman / August 20, 2021 at 5:08 PM
The head of the binational North American Aerospace Defense Command said he is eyeing a “crucial” new ground-based sensor to help defend Washington, DC, from long-range, high-speed, difficult-to-detect Russian cruise missiles that could be used to disrupt strategic decision-making -- or even decapitate U.S. leadership. Gen. Glen VanHerck, who is also head of U.S. Northern Command, explained why he believes the Defense Department needs an additional $27.2 million in fiscal year 2022 beyond the Pentagon’s base budget request for an...

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