U.S. defense chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons

…from Politico

[ Editor’s Note: The last time I looked, I did not find any current US Defense media about China’s threatening US border areas, but I found a lot of complaints from China about the US and allies forward deploying major land, air and sea assets within a ‘first strike’ attack range.

Can you imagine the screams we would hear from Mr. Austin if the situation were reversed? Austin insults us by treating us like we were idiots.

The US made the move long ago to deploy a first strike intermediate range nuclear missile capacity closer to the Russian border in former Soviet Union states, while NATO has been openly grooming them for membership. One might consider that a major offensive and destabilizing move.

At the time, Putin was still in the process of modernizing his economy, doing so by avoiding foreign debt, and with a currency backed by real gold reserves, like China. Military spending was not allowed to detract from the economic success which was the bedrock of Putin’s support of economic strength first.

The claims of US missiles being interception ones to defend Europe against an ‘Iran attack’ was considered a comic routine, but also a sad reality that had to be dealt with. Putin had to crank up his military defenses quickly and economically to not get sucked into a spending war that he could not win.

He played to Russia’s strengths, with its educated population, and focused on new generation high technology weapons like the new hypersonic missiles, including the doomsday ones that can be put into orbit, able to fly around to be able to rain down on the US even if all Russian launching facilities would be destroyed in a first strike.

Its new doomsday submarines can tidal wave major US coastal cities via an underwater detonation near shore. The Russians focused on electronic warfare to counter the US massive air superiority by having its plane fall out of the sky when their instruments just stopped working, including the ships at sea.

To this day, I have never meet an officer veteran that knows about the USS Donald Duck in the Black Sea that was shut down by an unarmed Russian plane that crashed  all of its electronics, and then made several slow bombing runs over it, waving each time and flew home.

Meanwhile our grifter defense industry is bleeding the country dry, with stupid Americans thinking that as long as they get a fair cut of the action for their respective states, then it is all just wonderful. Thus ends my cheery missive for today…Jim W. Dean ]

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China has built mock US aircraft carriers as practice targets

First published December 12, 2021

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. defense chief said Thursday that China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region.”

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made the remarks in Seoul following annual security talks with his South Korean counterpart. Austin said the U.S. is concerned about China’s military capability and calls Beijing “our pacing challenge.”

He said the U.S. will “maintain the capabilities to defend and deter against a range of potential threats from (China) to ourselves and to our allies.”

Earlier this week, the Pentagon released the results of a global posture review that directs additional cooperation with allies and partners to deter “potential Chinese military aggression and threats from North Korea.” The review also informed Austin’s approval of the permanent stationing of a previously rotational attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters in South Korea.

South Korea has been reluctant to join U.S.-led regional initiatives to check China’s rise because its export-driven economy heavily relies on China, its biggest trading partner.

Seoul’s diplomatic and trade spats with Japan, which largely originate from Tokyo’s past colonization of the Korean Peninsula, have also compounded the prospects for a U.S. push to solidify its trilateral security cooperation with its two key Asian allies.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Just like with Russia, a war with China would be unwinnable in every sense of the word. But, that never stopped us before. One horrible false-flag event staged by you know who, and it’s off to war we go. May Heaven preserve us all from the wrath of the chosenites.