American warning: Pentagon chief announced "escalating tensions in Asia" China's hypersonic weapons program


The head of the US Department of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a sharp warning to Beijing the day before, announcing the increasing and exacerbating tension in Asia of China's hypersonic missile program. The American newspaper New York Post wrote about it on December 3.


We have concerns about the military potential that the PRC continues to develop, which increases tensions in the region

- said the head of the Pentagon during his visit to South Korea.

The minister stressed that Washington will "continue to maintain capabilities to protect and deter against a range of potential threats" from Beijing, both for itself and for its allies. Austin also confirmed that the United States and South Korea have updated their contingency plans for a potential war on the Korean Peninsula in light of the anticipated growth in North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

The publication clarified that hypersonic units can move at low altitudes, actively maneuvering and evading detection. At the same time, the Chinese argue that their missiles can strike at the "strategic superiority" of the United States.

General John Hayten, deputy chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in October that hypersonic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads could soon provide the PRC with an advantage unless something is done to prevent it.

You should be concerned that in the past five years or more, the United States has conducted nine hypersonic missile tests, and the Chinese have conducted hundreds of

- Haiten added then.
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  1. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 4 December 2021 22: 45
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    Just like in the movie "The Naked Gun" - Yes, how dare you! How dare you! I was the first to say - how dare you ?!
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 5 December 2021 11: 12
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    It would be strange if the PRC did not bring its military potential in line with its economic, especially in a situation of threats and multiple military superiority of the Sshasovites.
    The position of the PRC was briefly and very clearly expressed by Comrade Xi when he said that the PRC would immediately take part in any negotiations on the limitation of nuclear potentials as soon as the Sshasists reduce theirs to the level of the Chinese or when China reaches parity with the Sshasists - the choice is for the Sshasists and their actions show what choice they are made.
    The US-NATO demagogy is that under the calls for cooperation and relaxation of tension they mean their domination over those who are called for it, and against those who want equality - they impose political economic sanctions, conduct subversive activities and threaten the use of force.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 6 December 2021 13: 32
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    Now the PRC has taken the place of the USSR in the fight against global capitalism-imperialism. And it is unlikely that there will be a Gorbachev of his own who will surrender the interests of the people and socialism to please the capitalists.

    If the white deceived the Indian, then the white is to blame; if the white deceived the Indian for the second time, then the Indian is to blame.