What Are Aegis Destroyers and Where Do They Go?

September 17th, 2023 - by Space4Peace.org / Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Video produced by Global Network board member Will Griffin.

What Are Aegis Destroyers?
Space4Peace.org / Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

(Fall 2023 Issue) — This short Global Network monthly space video reveals how the Navy Aegis warships of US-NATO are setting up a first-strike attack system aimed at China and Russia.

These warships are loaded with both the ‘sword and the shield’ – Tomahawk nuclear capable cruise missiles and the SM-3 ‘missile defense’ systems whose job is to pick-off any retaliatory strikes after the US-NATO preemptive strikes.

The former Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) between the US and Russia didn’t allow the development of these kind of ‘missile defense’ systems. Washington withdrew from the ABM Treaty in 2002.

The Space Command regularly commuter war-games this deadly scenario which of course would ignite nuclear war.

Aegis Destroyers Are For Preemptive Attack
Navy Aegis destroyers are built to deliver the “sword and the shield.” Their job is to get close to the target nation. Nuclear-capable cruise missiles onboard are first-strike weapons.

In addition, the warships carry interceptor missiles to take out Chinese or Russia retaliatory strikes after a US first-strike attack.

Washington refuses to rule out a nuclear first-strike. Both China and Russia have long ago pledged not to launch such a nuclear preemptive barrage.

These warships are provocative and are only escalating an already out of control nuclear arms race.

No Aegis Destroyers on Jeju Island!
For many years South Korean citizens have been protesting the construction of a Navy base for Pentagon warships on Jeju Island.

Since the base was completed, Aegis destroyers built at Bath Iron Works in Maine have been ported there in Gangjeong village.

The 500-year-old fishing and farming village is now a target in the event of war with China.