The US military and political establishment wants to have a new arms race with Russia and China as well, says James Jatras, a former American Senate foreign policy adviser.
Jatras made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on reports which say the US Defense Department will boost research in hypersonic offense and defense weapons, in response to a recent Russian test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile system.
The Pentagon will step its focus on hypersonic weapons as Russia and China continue their march toward fielding the technology and erode America’s dominance, Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Baldanza, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told the Voice of America (VOA).
“While the United States has been the world leader in hypersonic system research for many decades, we did not choose to weaponize it,” Baldanza told VOA.
Jatras said that the US “military and political establishment wanted to have a new arms…