Aaron SteinDudes from the Shig

The U.S Treasury Department sanctioned individuals in the UAE and Iran, including some “dudes from the SHIG” for cooperation with KOMID. What the hell is KOMID? Jeffrey and Aaron discuss the Korea Mining Development Corporation, North Korea’s major arms seller and ponder the future of efforts to stop the (further) spread of ballistic and cruise missiles.

Treasury Sanctions Those Involved in Ballistic Missile Procurement for Iran

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  1. Cthippo (History)

    So here’s the question I have…

    Why are we even worried about conventionally armed ballistic missiles?

    At the end of the day they are an expensive and inefficient way to deliver a ton or two of high explosives to somewhere in the neighborhood of a target. By and large, they’re less accurate than cruise missiles, and really only good for area targets, such as cities. Really, they aren’t much more than an expensive barrel bomb. Without a nuclear or chemical warhead (both of which are fairly well controlled by existing systems), they just don’t make a lot of sense.

    While I’m not sure I want every Tom, Dick, and Kim to have them, I have to wonder if they are really what we should be worrying about.