How can you have a global empire when somebody has better weapons than you do? From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
In Joe Biden’s America, a U.S. Army Major General took to Twitter to complain about the Army’s policy on French manicures. At the same time, reports surface the Chinese are busy launching a hypersonic weapon that flies around the world.
Major General Jo Clyborne’s first-world problems are no place for Twitter as the U.S. continues to lose the hypersonic race against China.
The world learned on Saturday evening that China had made “astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than U.S. officials realized,” sources told F.T.
In August, the Chinese military launched a rocket that catapulted a hypersonic glide vehicle into low-Earth-orbit. It flew around the world before missing its target by only two dozen miles, three sources said.
The latest test raises an abundance of questions about China’s rapid military modernization, which is beating the U.S. in the hypersonic weapons race.
“We have no idea how they did this,” a fourth source said, referring to China’s ability to fly a hypersonic glide vehicle across the world.