Since the 1940s there has been discussion over the various flash points that could start WWIII. At the moment, Taiwan seems to be front and center. America has weak leadership and a weak military and is in a humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan – with the most valid comparison’s being made to the hasty evacuation from Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1975. China has four times the population, a comparable economy, and they’re a hundred times closer to Taiwan than the United States is. How would America defend Taiwan from Chinese invasion? Or would America walk away and accept and reunification with the mainland instead of risking WWIII? What can America do to show it is still top dog and a force to be reckoned with?
Just maybe, the plan is to roll out some new space weapons that demonstrate significant technological superiority. The following quotes are excerpts from this recent article:
The push to declassify an existing space weapon is being spearheaded by Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“WASHINGTON: For months, top officials at the Defense Department have been working toward declassifying the existence of a secret space weapon program and providing a real-world demonstration of its capabilities, Breaking Defense has learned.
The effort — which sources say is being championed by Gen. John Hyten, the vice-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff — is close enough to completion that there was a belief the anti-satellite technology might have been revealed at this year’s National Space Symposium, which kicks off next week.
However, the crisis in Afghanistan appears to have put that on hold for now. Pulling the trigger on declassifying such a sensitive technology requires concurrence of the Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, and a thumbs up from President Joe Biden, sources explain; with all arms of the national security apparatus pointed towards Kabul, that is almost certainly not going to happen next week.”
“The system in question long has been cloaked in the blackest of black secrecy veils — developed as a so-called Special Access Program known only to a very few, very senior US government leaders. While exactly what capability could be unveiled is unclear, insiders say the reveal is likely to include a real-world demonstration of an active defense capability….”
Sources say that Hyten remains the biggest proponent of a new, declassified demonstration of counterspace capabilities. (And for this reason, there is some rationale to speculate that any announcement would come before he retires in November.)
For years, Hyten has argued that it is impossible to deter adversaries with invisible weapons, and he has taken the lead in calling for space systems to be declassified at a more rapid pace than some traditionalists find comfortable.
“In space, we over-classify everything,” Hyten told the National Security Space Association (NSSA) on Jan. 22. “Deterrence does not happen in the classified world. Deterrence does not happen in the black; deterrence happens in the white.”
Further, Hyten, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond, and Space Command Commander Gen. Jim Dickinson all have asserted that offensive space weapons are a necessary part of that deterrent.”
We’ve had heart attack guns for decades. We’ve designed equipment to control weather. There are rumors of tectonic weapons designed to cause earthquakes and directed energy weapons. Maybe it is time for a demonstration of some exotic toys. Maybe if America’s enemies think the Pentagon has captured UFO technology, they’ll hesitate to start the next big war. I hope that if a space weapon demo is made soon, it goes better than the bulletproof glass demo on Tesla’s Cybertruck….
If not, maybe we should all start learning Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Farsi…. because they might come in handy in occupied territories in the anticipated world war to come.