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February 5, 2011 8:41 pm

Wikileaks: US Missile Shield Defenseless Against Nuclear Weapons

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The Telegraph – A 2007 briefing by General Patrick O’Reilly, director of the US Missile Defence Agency, disclosed that the radar system would be unable to detect long-range missiles in the launch phase because it could only see in a straight line, not over the horizon.

By the time the radar “saw” the missile, it would be too late to launch an interceptor in time to stop it striking its target.

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