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Star Wars: Hypersonic Missiles Heat New US-China Conflict

One of the craziest confrontations of the Cold War era, which lasted from the late 1940s to the early 1990s, was America’s Star Wars program, which aimed to destroy all intercontinental ballistic missiles launched by the Soviet Union. were fired to destroy the US using laser beams controlled from space. .

The project, made public during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, forced America’s only rival at the time, the Soviet Union, to launch a similar project of its own. Inspired by science fiction movies, this fanciful project would have bankrupted the Soviet economy.

In a nod to the Reagan era, former US President Donald Trump had also established the Space Forces Command. For Trump, space was also a battlefield. Now the Soviet Union is no more, but Washington has already identified China as its rival for the New Cold War.

According to the claims often made in the American media, China and Russia will almost leave America behind when it comes to new generation military technologies.

According to these views, China has already surpassed the United States. A December 4 article written by Brendan Cole for Newsweek covered expert opinion on whether Russia had surpassed the United States on hypersonic missiles. Reports that China is conducting its own tests with hypersonic missiles have been used to spread propaganda and urge the US to keep up with the times.

General David Thompson, deputy chief of operations for the US Space Force, warned that Washington was not as advanced in hypersonic programs as the Russians or the Chinese. Thompson said on Fox News on Sunday that both Beijing and Moscow are making great strides in space technology quickly, so the United States must keep up with this pace.

According to Thompson, pointing to the fact that China may soon have the first attack capability in space, one of the reasons behind the creation of the Space Force was to counter China’s breakthroughs in space technology.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum held Saturday in California, emphasized the fact that the Chinese military is on track to become a worthy rival to the US in Asia and on the whole world.

Austin said the US is not a country that fears a little bit of healthy competition and said, “America is not a country that fears competition. And we will face this country with confidence and determination – no panic and pessimism.”

There are regular accusations that China is preparing to invade Taiwan in the near future. Lloyd Austin said he interpreted the Chinese warplanes hovering over Taiwan as a “rehearsal” and that the US was determined to help Taiwan defend itself. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Russia’s attacks on Ukraine and China’s attacks on Taiwan would have serious consequences.

These harsh statements against China about the crisis in Taiwan and against Russia in the context of the Ukraine crisis show that the new Cold War will spark a frenzied arms race. In fact, a report published by the Pentagon in November included predictions that China was rapidly expanding its nuclear power. The report in question noted that China could increase the number of nuclear missiles it has to 1,000 by 2030.

The French Navy conducted a naval exercise called POLARIS 21 in the western Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean between November 18 and December 3, with the US, England, Italy, Greece and Spain also participating in the war games.

The exercise served as a demonstration of the new generation of naval warfare technology. The commander of the French Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandier, claimed that China had tripled its naval power in 10 years and that Beijing had even surpassed the capabilities of the US Navy.

According to Vandier, who pointed out that future conflicts at sea and cyber will take place, France and its allies must be prepared for military threats.

The fact that the arms race is taking place between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, which was established to protect the so-called world peace, is another peculiarity. The US, China, Russia, England and France, also known as the ‘Nuclear Five’, are the largest arms suppliers to the global arms market. The planet we live on is slowly drifting into chaos; did you notice?

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