This is the US Supreme General’s Panic Mode over China’s Hypersonic Missiles

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WASHINGTON – Supreme general United States of America (USA), Mark Milley, voices panic about hypersonic missile test China which sounds scary. The reaction of the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff is actually a modus operandi for Washington to spend trillions of dollars on modernizing weapons that are ultimately not used.

“I don’t know if it’s a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to it,” General Milley said in an interview last Wednesday, referring to the Soviet Union’s famous satellite that shocked America.

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“This weapon should be faster, more accurate and harder to detect than previous nuclear weapons,” he said, describing China’s hypersonic missiles.

General Milley was exaggerating. As Cameron Tracy of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains in detail, hypersonic missiles are fundamentally little different from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that have been around for decades.

ICBMs are not much faster, or more stealthy, or immune to detection.

While hypersonic missiles are nearly impossible to shoot down, that is already the case for ICBMs that can travel at 20 times the speed of sound.

Tests of anti-ballistic missile technology under ideal conditions sometimes succeed and sometimes fail, but a realistic mass attack from a multi-warhead missile is impossible to sustain.

Even if all the hype most similar to Elon Musk’s Spcace-X boss about hyper-missiles was true, it wouldn’t change anything about the logic of nuclear rivalry.

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