Space Forces Goes Woke, Wonders Why China is Ahead in Hypersonic
One of my favorite catchphrases is, "priorities". The decisions that people make are very revealing about their character. The same holds true of institutions.
American hypersonic missile capabilities are "not as advanced" as those of China or Russia, Space Force General David Thompson said Saturday at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, signaling that the U.S. is behind in developing the newest and most cutting-edge weaponry.
Thompson admitted during an interview that the U.S. lagging behind the other two countries is potentially dangerous for national security.
"We have catching up to do very quickly, the Chinese have an incredible hypersonic program," he said. "It's a very concerning development ... it greatly complicates the strategic warning problem."
The Chinese are building terror weapons. We're not because those are mean.
According to a memo the Congressional Research Service (CRS) provided for U.S. Congress on Oct. 19, the U.S. is lagging behind China and Russia because "most U.S. hypersonic weapons, in contrast to those in Russia and China, are not being designed for use with a nuclear warhead."
"As a result, U.S. hypersonic weapons will likely require greater accuracy and will be more technically challenging to develop than nuclear-armed Chinese and Russian systems," the CRS wrote.
Meanwhile, the Space Force is focused on going as woke as it can.
The Space Force was created at the end of 2019. Six months later it declared war on “racism”.
“Racism is an enemy," Gen. John Raymond and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman declared, disabusing anyone who might have thought the military enemy was Communist China, Iran, Russia, or any of the other antagonists that the Space Force was tasked with countering.
Gen. Raymond, the Chief of Space Operations, told the ‘guardians’ of the Space Force that their oath to protect and defend the Constitution meant racism was "an enemy we must defeat" by fighting unconscious biases and owning the problem by having "uncomfortable conversations."
How about some "uncomfortable conversations" about the way in which our core military functions have become hollow shells for wokeness? Or do we have to get hit with a hypersonic Chinese nuke before we have a military that's focused on defeating enemies instead of leftist virtue signaling?