Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 7 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race. By R. Jeffrey Smith

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   2 comments, 4 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)
MUST READ! Jeffrey Smith is the managing editor for national security at the Center for Public Integrity A hypersonic prototype now under development in the U S flies at speeds between Mach 15 & Mach 20 - more than 11,400 miles per hour. Putin has likewise claimed that one of Russia’s new hypersonic missiles will travel at Mach 10 & Mach 20. If true, that would mean a Russian aircraft or ship firing near Bermuda could strike the Pentagon,800 miles away, in 5 minutes.  ' While it might not be too late to change course, history shows that stopping an arms race is much harder than igniting one. And Washington at the moment is still principally focused on “putting a weapon on a target.” Trump's  lack of interest in regulating hypersonics isn’t that different from its predecessor’s. Obama privately “made it clear that he wanted better options to hold North Korean missiles” at risk'
Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com

 

- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 390 Articles in "Trump"