Amid the unrelenting threat posed by secret US bio-labs against Russia, China and several post-Soviet republics in Central Asia, a number of news reports in recent days in the Western media have unwittingly drawn attention.
On the one hand, the US as well as the British media have acknowledged in numerous statements by their experts that a third world war, should it suddenly break out, would be a battle of high technology and, above all, hypersonic missiles. And in this connection American military experts openly deplore Washington’s miscalculation, which resulted in Russia and China ending up far ahead of the US in creating and already adopting hypersonic weapons, thus gaining an undeniable advantage over the US army in a possible war. The NATO and US commanders do not hide their fears that their missile defense/air defense assets would be useless in the event of a possible military conflict, although it should be emphasized that the Russian nuclear deterrence and use of nuclear weapons policy does not provide for a first strike on enemy territory!
And so, amidst such an active discussion, including in the US, about the importance of the West stepping up efforts to develop its own hypersonic weapons, suddenly a very high-ranking Pentagon official – US Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall – makes a statement the other day about whether and to what extent the US military actually needs such hypersonic weapons. He stressed, however, that the US military has a different set of goals than the Russian and Chinese militaries. In a recent online seminar hosted by the Center for a New American Security, Kendall stressed the need to think about what is most cost-effective. He thinks there is a niche for hypersonic weapons in this set. He also thinks the US needs to consider very seriously what targets are of interest and what is the most cost-effective solution….
And so, against this background, as well as the active preparations recently made by the United States and NATO allies for an armed conflict with Russia and China, it is natural to ask: if not hypersonic weapons, what other weapons does Washington intend to place its emphasis on today in its new armed aggression?…