It's a good thing the U.S. Armed Forces are going all-in on diversity quotas and pronoun workshops, because otherwise stuff like this would be really embarrassing:
Top U.S. officials are warning that some of the first-strike weapons that America's enemies have are more advanced than the weapons that the U.S. has and that urgent action is needed to address the issue.
The warnings come after communist "China's hypersonic weapon test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached its target travelling at least five times the speed of sound — a capability no country has previously demonstrated," The Financial Times reported. "Pentagon scientists were caught off guard by the advance, which allowed the hypersonic glide vehicle, a manoeuvrable spacecraft that can carry a nuclear warhead, to fire a separate missile mid-flight in the atmosphere over the South China Sea, according to people familiar with the intelligence."
Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations, admitted over the weekend that "we're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs," adding that the U.S. has a lot of "catching up to do very quickly" because "the Chinese have had an incredibly aggressive hypersonic program for [the last] several years."
Weeeellll sorry to have to say it but is this all that surprising?
Communist China is single-mindedly determined to become the dominant world power and is well on its way to doing so in no small part because it has thrown much of its national effort behind its military program.
Many leaders of the U.S. military, meanwhile, seem more interested in turning our armed forces into something you might see on a Libs of TikTok rundown.