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Hypersonic Missiles Are a Game Changer

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No existing defenses can stop such weapons — which is why everyone wants them.

Last week, President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced the deployment of the Avangard, among the first in a new class of missiles capable of reaching hypersonic velocity — something no missile can currently achieve, aside from an ICBM during reentry.

Whether or not the Avangard can do what Mr. Putin says, the United States is rushing to match it.

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I wonder if this might translate into more lucre for the hapless impecunious Pentagon?



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Anytime there is a link to the New York Times they want a subscription simply to access the story. They give you 3 free stories. Whenever possible please provide an alternative link to the NYT story you submit.

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Looks like they recently changed their policy and now offer free access.

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I quite agree! The New York Times is the worst rag ever!!

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There's every reason to question any claim made by Putin. First question: has he left enough funds in the Russian treasury to fund such a project? Perhaps he has. He may be looking for a new weapons system to draw attention away from the August Severodvinsk test disaster (nuclear powered missile?)?

Anyway, any particular international pariah is but one of many challenges to the long term survival of the human species. There's climate disruption, overpopulation, depletion of resources, environmental destruction, nuclear Armageddon, global contagion, asteroids etc.

One thing seems apparent - there doesn't seem to be any general sense of urgency, or even recognition, aimed at addressing even the most immediate threats.

Happy New Year!

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