Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Russia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears

Posted by M. C. on March 27, 2018

We spend more than the next ten highest foreign defense budgets put together. That includes Russia and China.

The standard government solution is spend even more.

If we are behind in defense capability it is not the fault of the “austere” budget. We spend too much getting pounded by countries barely out of the stone age and building floating dinosaurs susceptible to China’s carrier killer cruise missiles.


Russia and China are outpacing the United States in the development of super-fast missile technology, Pentagon officials and key lawmakers are warning.

Russia says it successfully tested a so-called hypersonic missile this month, while China tested a similar system last year expected to enter service soon.

“Right now, we’re helpless,” Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in advocating for more investment in hypersonics, along with missile defense.

Hypersonics are generally defined as missiles that can fly more than five times the speed of sound…


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