Originally posted by glynch
Our realistic enemy that threatens the USA is small terrorism cells, not countries and states.
The realistic enemy today
is small terrorism cells, but there is nothing to say it won't be a nation/state in the future, just like it was when ICBMS and Nukes were developed.
How soon we forget. Just a few months back the USA was in a fairly serious dispute with China. Last time I checked, China has nuclear capability and ballistic missiles.
I have no problem with the USA being the only country in the world with missile defense. I have every confidence that the imbalance in power will not be abused, just as it is not abused now.