posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 08:30 PM
I wouldn't be too surprised if something like this would happen soon:
In other news, security increases at Area 51, White Sands, and Dugway...
A ship-based version of the Air Force's mach-6 cruise missile is also rumored to be in development for the U.S. Navy...
The appropriations committee approves increasing the spending budget for the Navy's already somewhat sucessful free-electron laser research program
by 10x. Hopes being that the timeframe for developing military lasers from KW class to MW class is greatly reduced. Similar capability to later be
developed for land based stations under Air Force and Army command...
An excuse for U.S. taxpayer dollars to always keep us ahead in the game.
As for China?
China still seems content with the way most things are now though (economics working in their favor), so I don't see these purposed as offensive
weapons. (If estimates are correct, the missiles are in numbers to keep the U.S. and Russia in check when relating to their own existing defensive
capabilities. In other words, enough to overwhelm any expected defense.) If anyone has to worry, it's going to be those in southeast Asia and the
South Pacific. Those are the areas where China seems most eager to claim resources. If China acts out it will be conventional with nukes held in
reserve to deal with any counters which they'd consider threatening. (Likely mirrors existing U.S. and Russian military doctrine.)
They stay quiet, but are likely clued-in on knowing what we know. (Tracking spy sats, spying and hacking.) So they don't have to boast about such
systems when compared how things were in the Cold War Era. They don't seem too boastful outside of their own country so I wonder if they use the
"mushroom farm" approach to diplomacy.