Explainer: The U.S. Army’s Air Defense Forces

Credit: Missile Defense Agency
America is accustomed to air superiority, so much so it pays comparatively little attention to the other half of protecting the skies over its troops—ground-based air defense. When one reads about surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and cannon systems stateside, it is usually about the challenges that...

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