Washington and other world capitals are waking up to the implications of Beijing possessing a missile that can circle the globe at five times the speed of sound – and can sneak under the radar of US anti-missile defences.
The missile, carried on a ‘hypersonic glide vehicle’, was launched into space by rocket boosters (similar to those that launch spacecraft) in August. When they run out of fuel – typically within minutes – the boosters detach and fall away, and the glide vehicle continues to orbit the Earth at nearly 4,000mph, under its own momentum.link
This incident raises KOBK stakes between China and USA/world. Unannounced, it was a clear act of aggression meant to intimidate. Congressman Mike Gallagher talks of US losing the “new Cold War” with China. But present conditions are not at all like the old Cold War. The new situation is pure KOBK. China is targeting Biden’s manifest weakness. Our best hope is behind puppet Biden there is a group of real thinkers who understand the seriousness of our position and have planned for it. ABN