National Interest: The U.S. Navy doesn’t have enough air defense missiles
The recent challenge presented by the Houthi rebels proves America’s missile and munitions cupboard is insufficient to repel repeated attacks from enemies who have much cheaper weapons, according to the National Interest magazine.
Follow-ups – Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni:
A report by the American magazine explained that the escalating costs of air defenses in the Red Sea—financially and militarily—have sparked concern in Washington.
It pointed out that the Pentagon was unable to quickly replace depleted bomb, rocket, ammo, and missile stocks, which means that continued attacks will lead to the depletion of this ammunition.
The report highlighted that Moscow and Beijing are well aware of this American vulnerability. While Beijing is tracking America’s dwindling ammunition, it continues to build up its arsenal of thousands of sophisticated hyper- and sub-sonic ballistic missiles.
The cost of the missile launches by the American battleship to intercept a drone worth $2,000 amounts to $2.5 million, according to American media reports.