1,486. 2/8/1999

“A February 8, 1999, analysis of post-Cold War threats to U.S. security in the journal Policy Analysis stated: ‘A more likely threat [than a ballistic missile from a rogue nation or terrorist group] would be a cruise missile with a nuclear, biological, or chemical warhead launched by a rogue state or terrorist group from a ship off the U.S. coast. Defense against cruise missiles, which fly low under radar surveillance, is difficult. In addition, it would probably be more difficult to trace the origin of such an attack than it would be to do so for a ballistic missile launched from the territory of a rogue state. Yet less emphasis has been placed on defending the American homeland from cruise missile attacks–something that perhaps needs to be rectified.’ “

 – John Farmer, The Ground Truth, Pages 89-90

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