“American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030”

 

Orville and Wilbur Wright in North Carolina

Orville Wright at the controls on 17 December 1903, with Wilbur Wright running alongside. We’ve made some aeronautical progress over the past 114 years.     (Wikimedia Commons public domain)

 

Should we be worried?

 

http://www.popsci.com/hypersonic-arms-race-china-united-states

 

After all, China isn’t necessarily our friend.

 

We focus on Iran and the so-called “Islamic State” and al-Qa‘ida and other manifestations of violent extremist Islamism.  And understandably so.  But they don’t represent existential threats to the United States.  China, on the other hand, potentially does represent such a threat.

 

Posted from Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

 

 

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