The US military, specifically its leadership, has not had a good year. While the bungled, deadly evacuation from Afghanistan was the clearest sign of incompetence yet, that disaster followed decades of failure and corruption. Instead of admitting there's a problem and improving, the US military has been busy prosecuting soldiers for speaking out.
By contrast, the Chinese communists are eating our lunch by building the world's largest navy, advancing next-generation technologies, and promoting unity and strength among their rank and file. The latest example of their advancement has left US officials dumbfounded, after the Chinese military launched a nuclear-capable hypersonic glider that orbited the earth and then descended into its target area.
SCOOP – #China has stunned US intelligence and military officials by testing a #nuclear capable #hypersonic missile that traveled through low orbit in space, making a full circle around the globe before speeding towards its target. https://t.co/xBB8cSWQD0
— Demetri Sevastopulo (@Dimi) October 16, 2021
China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise.
Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target…
…The test has raised new questions about why the US often underestimated China's military modernisation.
“We have no idea how they did this,” said a fourth person.
When the US has no idea how the Chinese are doing something militarily, that's probably not a good sign for the former's long-term dominance. It's also not a good sign when US generals are obsessed with racial and identity politics instead of readiness. China is taking this new cold war seriously, while US military leaders tweet about gay pride and the power of diversity.
The CCP has already unleashed a deadly virus that's crippled the US economy and is about to lead to the firing of government scientists at Los Alamos due to nonsensical vaccine mandates. And while the communists have long had more manpower militarily, they are now beginning to pass us technologically as well. What's been our military's response? To complain about nail polish.
Why the Army thinks a French Manicure is an “obnoxious” color compared to the civilian world which views it as an understated yet professional look is beyond me. But I have to be in uniform tomorrow, so here we are. It looked nice while it lasted. pic.twitter.com/GOxjDHbROR
— Maj. Gen. Jo Clyborne (@joclyborne) October 15, 2021
I heard China was going to invade Taiwan until they saw the above tweet and thought better of it. But jokes aside, it's just a matter of time before China takes over the island nation. The US military simply doesn't represent the deterrent it used to.
How far behind we are in the current race is impossible to know. But what we do know is that we aren't going to best China, our top threat by a mile, by prioritizing Critical Race Theory and targeting our recruitment at anxiety-ridden culture warriors.
There needs to be a reset within the US military and fast. Unfortunately, that kind of direction comes from the top, and Joe Biden is either nowhere to be found or on-board with the current destruction — depending on what day it is.