The United States continues to fall behind Russia and China when it comes to hypersonic missiles after a second test of the high tech weapon failed.
The Department of Defense, per statements to Bloomberg, confirmed that US hypersonic weapons tests this week sent from Hawaii had failed, though it didn’t provide many details beyond that.
“An anomaly occurred following ignition of the test asset,” Tim Gorman, a Pentagon spokesman and Navy lieutenant commander, said in the statement to the mag.
The missile prototype, known as “Conventional Prompt Strike,” never even got off the launchpad back in October 2021, when it failed to launch mere days after China completed a hypersonic missile test so successful that it literally traveled all the way around the Earth.
The article goes on to say that this is the second time their hypersonic missiles have failed in testing. That’s not quite true. Months ago I wrote about their failure in hypersonic missile testing referenced above, where they couldn’t even get the missile off the launch rail. And that wasn’t their first failure, it was their third, making this the fourth failure to launch that they’ve produced.
In 2019, Russia became the first country to successfully complete a launch of these next-generation missiles that can reportedly travel up to a whopping 27 times faster than the speed of sound and dodge whatever defense systems attempt to block their way.
Though the American military has had setbacks when it comes to these dystopian missiles, it have successfully launched at least one hypersonic weapon, DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept — though as reports at the time indicated, that one “only” goes five times the speed of sound.
Some of you might not understand how hilarious this is. Mach 5 is not particularly fast for a missile. There are air to air missiles that we already have which go about that fast, and some of the Russian SAMs reportedly go up to about Mach 6. So the US Military Industrial Complex set the bar for xirself ultra low, and still managed to completely fail anyway.
Every branch of the U.S. military is struggling to meet its fiscal year 2022 recruiting goals, say multiple U.S. military and defense officials, and numbers obtained by NBC News show both a record low percentage of young Americans eligible to serve and an even tinier fraction willing to consider it.
The officials said the Pentagon’s top leaders are now scrambling for ways to find new recruits to fill out the ranks of the all-volunteer force. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks consider the shortfall a serious issue, said the officials, and have been meeting on it frequently with other leaders.
In a roundabout way this is related news. The US Military is a joke, and it fights for Globo Homo Schlomo. They literally have dilation stations, and I’ve heard plenty of anecdotes that there are trannies absolutely everywhere, although I can’t confirm that. The combination of the military so obviously not serving the people, and also being a limpdicked joke that would get BTFO’d in any real war was bound to put a damper on recruitment.
The pool of those eligible to join the military continues to shrink, with more young men and women than ever disqualified for obesity, drug use or criminal records. Last month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville testified before Congress that only 23% of Americans ages 17-24 are qualified to serve without a waiver to join, down from 29% in recent years.
An internal Defense Department survey obtained by NBC News found that only 9% of those young Americans eligible to serve in the military had any inclination to do so, the lowest number since 2007.
Nine percent of twenty nine works out to a whopping 2.6%. That means just one in forty young people are eligible and interested in joining the military. And even that definition of “interested,” is really stretching things.
The rest of that article is mostly copes, but some truth does shine through with this part in particular.
Overall confidence in U.S. government institutions is also decreasing, and that has hit the U.S. military as well. In 2021 the annual Reagan National Defense Survey, conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, found that just 45% of Americans had a great deal of trust and confidence in the military, down 25 points since 2018.
Their suggested solutions for this are pure copium about how they need to start getting on TikTok and removing some of the automatic recruitment disqualifiers. No, what they needed to do was go back in a time machine and not pass the Hart-Celler act. Or even the barest simulacrum of border security might help. Or literally do anything for White People. But that’s not on the table.
Still, all of this is good for us. The discrediting of these institutions in the eyes of the public is only a good thing. No institution can last long with lack of legitimacy, at least if we get our act together politically. To that end, the number one institutions that we need to discredit are the Republican and Democrat parties, and here in Canada the CPC, NDP, and Liberals.