All other nations of the world are jealous of the superiority of the United States. America leads the way in many of the top categories that make up the greatness of a nation. One of the top things that the nation leads the world in is weapons technology.
So many countries want the world to believe that they are beginning to get an edge over the might of the United States. Russia has made such a statement trying to lead the world into believing that they are leading the arms race in weapons development.
The lying nation has stated that they have released a hypersonic weapon. They boast that this new weapon can travel at speeds that would easily move through the missile defense systems of the United States.
This statement comes on the heels of Putin’s invite to President Trump to attend a parade that would show the military might of the Russian people. On the one hand, Russia acts as a friend and on the other hand, they position themselves against America in the race to develop newer and more deadly weapons.
United States intelligence believes that the Russians are lying. They simply do not see the evidence that they have a device that can travel at 3,800 miles per hour that can effectively deliver nuclear warheads around the world.
This is a technology that has eluded the Russians for years. They have invested a lot of money and time trying to perfect this kind of weapon. But it has always been just out of reach for them.
There is no doubt that the weapon would be a major step forward in the arms race. But one can only speculate that they are telling the truth. One official has noted that “Hypersonic weapons can maneuver along unpredictable trajectories, making them incredibly difficult for current systems to track, much less shoot down.” It has also been said that the “United States is looking to deploy its version of the weapon in the near future.” Russia wants to beat the United States to the punch and be the first one.
The United States and Russia have also been working on ways to reduce the number of nuclear warheads that each nation currently has in storage. The old treaty is set to expire in 2021 and a new one needs to be developed.
President Trump would like to see an agreement that would include other nuclear powers around the world. But the problem is that China does not want to be told what to do. The Chinese people are being classic babies about the idea because they do not like to be told what to do.
As the world ages, more and more nations are catching up and developing their nuclear weapons. There must be a force that keeps them from being used and President Trump is the one pushing for that force to be put into place.
Russia and childish China need to wake up and see that there is a great need for other nations to be included in such an agreement. Russia has been very vocal about their intentions to develop new technology to get ahead of the United States and China.
President Trump has stated that a new arms race would only prove to the world that the United States is ahead of the world. Russia may boast of being able to deploy the weapon but there is no proof of their claim.
The head of the Air Force acquisitions and technology who is William Roper stated that “China and Russia made hypersonic weapons a national priority. We didn’t. Every service now has a major hypersonics program in a departmentwide effort to catch up.”
There is no reason to believe that Russia is posing a threat to the United States. They just want people to believe that they can strike anyone at any time with weapons of mass destruction. Russia may make a lot of claims about their strength, but there is no reason to believe that they have new technology that would put them way ahead of the rest of the world.