February 8, 2017 5:00 am
The newly installed Trump administration is eyeing an opportunity to revamp the U.S. domestic missile defense system to combat evolving threats posed by Iran, China, North Korea, and other rogue regimes, according to senior White House officials and new congressional communication disclosing how nations across the globe are “working diligently to exploit the many gaps and seams” in America’s current defenses.
Congressional allies of the Trump administration’s national security vision recently petitioned the White House to allocate funds needed to rebuild and update the country’s missile defense systems, which have been beset by problems and can no longer defend against the latest missile technology.
Iran’s latest test of ballistic missile technology has only reinforced the belief in Congress that something must be done to secure the American homeland, according to a team of nearly 30 leading lawmakers led by Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.), co-chair of the House’s missile defense caucus.
RAF top guns scrambled to intercept two nuclear-capable Russian bombers as they flew menacingly towards Britain this morning.
Vladimir Putin’s Blackjack bombers flew within Britain’s “area of interest” but did not enter UK airspace.
The show of sabre-rattling comes just one day after Vlad ordered his air force to be ready for a “time of war”.
The planes are believed to have flown down the coast of Norway before passing the west coast of Ireland