The USA is once more threatening the world. Last month it announced it had successfully fired a missile capable of travelling five times the speed of sound. The missile hit a target up to 2,300 miles away in less than 30 minutes.
Dubbed the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, the missile will allow the US to bomb anywhere in the world within an hour. The question is, why develop it?
The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, like stealth bombers, Cruise missiles and the neutron bomb, is an offensive weapon designed to attack, strike first – a strategy the US military and government have advocated against anyone they object to since the end of World War Two.
Initially that list comprised the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc, but now it includes Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and Cuba – or more exactly, anyone and everyone they do not control.
The warmongers are rattling their sabres. This development must not be allowed to progress beyond a test to field deployment. ■