Confrontational U.S. Foreign Policy May Provoke a Cataclysmic Sino-Russian Attack on the U.S. Homeland
The Existential Threat Posed by the Sino-Russian Alliance is Greater Than the U.S. Has Ever Faced in its History. U.S. Leaders Must Act Quickly to Rebuild our Strategic Nuclear Forces to Deter Attack.
This article was originally published in The National Interest on October 1, 2021.
The United States has experienced a nearly unbroken string of catastrophic intelligence failures in the last eighty years. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caught America by surprise in 1941, only to be followed by North Korea’s invasion of South Korea and China’s intervention in the Korean War a decade later. More recently, American intelligence failed to predict or warn U.S. policymakers about the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, or the recent outbreak of the deadly global coronavirus pandemic, which has taken the lives of over a million Americans and millions of more people around the world. It seems possible that the U.S. intelligence community will fail to predict—let alone provide advance warning of—an existential nuclear, cyber, or electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack upon the U.S. homeland from America’s adversaries.
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