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In the European press, materials about the threat from hypersonic weapons of the Russian Federation and China for the United States called "hype"

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The Western press publishes more and more materials that talk about modern hypersonic weapons. So, in the publication "European Diplomacy" an article was published by Michael Unbehauen, in which he wonders if the constant mention of hypersonic military developments and their threat is nothing more than hype, hype.


Unbehauen is trying to contradict the author of the American newspaper The New York Times, which says that with the advent of hypersonic weapons in Russia and with the development of such in China, the US missile defense system has obvious problems. The NYT says that with the advent of hypersonic missile systems there was a real revolution in the world of weapons. At the same time, the hypersonic weapon itself is called a “slot machine” for those who try to intercept it - in the sense that it is completely unclear what to expect from such weapons. The American material says that to protect against hypersonic missiles, "US missile defense should be like protecting Spartan warriors - be a solid shield." From the article:

But this is impossible by definition. The number of missiles available, not to mention their capabilities, is simply not enough to intercept Russian and Chinese hypersonic missiles. Now, next-generation foreign threats create short-term vulnerability, a gap that challenges our defensive capabilities.

The author in the publication “European Diplomacy” actually accuses American fellow journalists of pessimism. In the material by Michael Unbehauen:

But are these troubling messages really true? The short answer is no.

The author believes that initially the US missile defense system was not intended to intercept all the intercontinental ballistic missiles that are in the arsenal of Russia and China (here it must be recalled that initially its missile defense system in Washington was presented as a system “against Iranian missiles”). "Some missiles could / could overcome the missile defense system anyway."

Unbehauen:

Therefore, hypersonic weapons are not a new threat that suddenly gives Russia or China the opportunity to attack North America with nuclear warheads. This opportunity has existed since the development of ICBMs. Russia and China have the ability to attack the United States ICBMs in the same way that the United States is capable of attacking these countries. However, it is worth noting that neither Russia nor China has any protection against ICBMs comparable with the US missile defense system.

The European author accused American observers writing about hypersonic weapons of almost panic. Apparently, Mr. Unbehauen somewhat forgets that the articles in NYT are often aimed at a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 23 March 2020 07: 03 New
    +6
    The European author accused American observers writing about hypersonic weapons of almost panic. Apparently, Mr. Unbehauen somewhat forgets that the articles in NYT are often aimed at a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget.

    This magic phrase - "The Russian threat! And the military budget of the strip! The connection is direct and inseparable.
    Yes, also to scare the "partners" and spin them for money!
    "It's okay, Grigory! It's okay, Constantine!"
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 23 March 2020 07: 29 New
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      The West takes as its basis for its judgments an initially flawed and erroneous position, based on the assumption that Russia will attack them, no one really can remember when this happened .. Stubbornly denying the fact that for hundreds of years they themselves were aggressors against our country .
      1. vkl.47
        vkl.47 23 March 2020 07: 44 New
        +4
        This is their eternal rhetoric that Russia will attack. Here it will attack. Because of this hysteria. And an excuse for the future if the first they hit us. Well, like, they threatened us.
        1. Major Yurik
          Major Yurik 23 March 2020 09: 49 New
          +2
          Quote: vkl.47
          This is their eternal rhetoric that Russia will attack. Here it will attack. Because of this hysteria. And an excuse for the future if the first they hit us. Well, like, they threatened us.

          Now they will conduct a flash mob with flashlights in the windows, confirming their fake unity, accompanied by the shouts of #you will be yummy #! Then some "scientists" will say that hypersound is impossible and that this herd with bleating will believe in this whole canoe! fool
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 23 March 2020 07: 54 New
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        Quote: Mitroha
        The West takes as its basis for its judgments an initially flawed and erroneous position, based on the assumption that Russia will attack them,

        Lie more, lie always ... in the end, they will believe in something, because the official, they don’t say anything else .... but to the truth, the officials do not care. It has always been like that.
      3. venik
        venik 23 March 2020 08: 37 New
        +2
        Quote: Mitroha
        The West takes as its basis for its judgments an initially flawed and erroneous position, based on the assumption that Russia will attack them, no one really can remember when this happened ..

        =======
        This is not at all a "flawed" or "erroneous" position! That - a clearly verified and thoughtful and very vile position (by the way, a very old one), aimed at justifying their aggressive actions by an "external threat". It doesn't matter which one .... Russian, and recently Chinese, Iranian (!!! which is funny at all), North Korean, etc. etc.....
  2. Swordserg
    Swordserg 23 March 2020 07: 04 New
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    But for how many years the liberde sang the mantra that Russia does not need to arm itself, since no one is threatening it, that Putin is lying and the American pro is only against Iran.
    1. Mytholog
      Mytholog 23 March 2020 07: 30 New
      +4
      Quote: Swordserg
      But how many years the liberde sang a mantra ...

      It’s more interesting how many years more such songs are going to endure liberds?
      The fifth column is not even hidden.
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 23 March 2020 07: 04 New
    +2
    for example, in the publication “European Diplomacy” an article by Michael Unbehauen was published, in which he wonders if the constant mention of hypersonic military developments and their threat is nothing more than hype, hype.

    Let them relax!
    The European author accused American observers writing about hypersonic weapons of almost panic.
    In general, the same couch magazine whore as our "oscilloscope arrow"!
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 March 2020 07: 05 New
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    Liznul, so licked, immediately visible political thalistra fool
  5. Arlen
    Arlen 23 March 2020 07: 05 New
    +7
    However, it is worth noting that neither Russia nor China has any protection against ICBMs comparable to the US missile defense system.

    Well, again, Russia is weak ... Analitegi Christmas trees, sticks ...
    NYT articles often focus on a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget.

    USA is a country of lobbyists. They constantly have someone lobbying for someone. And recently, lobbying for the interests of the military-industrial complex has increased.
    1. venik
      venik 23 March 2020 08: 20 New
      +3
      Quote: Arlen
      USA is a country of lobbyists. They constantly have someone lobbying for someone. And recently, lobbying for the interests of the military-industrial complex has increased.

      =======
      And when he (VPK lobby) was not there ?? As far as I remember (and this is a fair amount of time) - they always talked about him, and his influence either intensified or waned, depending on the situation in world politics and the situation on Capitol Hill ...
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      Quote: Arlen
      Well, again, Russia is weak ... Analitegi Christmas trees, sticks ...

      ========
      No, my friend! All that he (Herr Unbehauen) perfectly understands and analyzes well. It's just that the article is as opportunistic as the opus from NYT. The tasks are simply different - the American publication represents the interests of lobbyists from the military-industrial complex, requiring an increase in the defense budget, and the German represents the interests of Europeans who are not eager to increase military spending to please Washington (I wrote about this below).
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 23 March 2020 09: 27 New
      +2
      Quote: Arlen
      They constantly have someone lobbying for someone.

      What a nightmare! belay That's what the boasted sexual revolution brought them to ... wassat
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 23 March 2020 07: 19 New
    +2
    But are not constant references to hypersonic military developments and their threat nothing more than hype, hype.

    The main thing is to frighten the enemy ... so that he goes broke in an arms race.
    Now the GDP is quite competent in its military policy ... it does not strain Russia's economy with excessive expenditures on the military-industrial complex and at the same time focuses on breakthrough military technologies ... from which our enemy in the person of the USA and NATO has no antidote at the moment.
    Well, the hype in the press is the hype so that the brains powder the average man.
  7. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 23 March 2020 07: 41 New
    +4
    Apparently, Mr. Unbehauen somewhat forgets that the articles in NYT are often aimed at a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget.

    New York newspapers write horror about rockets
    But Europe is reluctant to pay loot to the budget
    In Bengal-Greece, Australia-Sweden
    Everyone knows that more resourceful, resourceful, resourceful
    There is no Unbehauen ...
  8. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 23 March 2020 07: 58 New
    +4
    No, the Soviet threat was still worse! Then in the USA the whole Minister of Defense fell into the trash! What now ? Not even a half-minister sticks out of any garbage container! ...
  9. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 23 March 2020 08: 07 New
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    Question: “You can destroy the United States in about half an hour?”
    Putin: "... Actually, faster."

    That’s all you need to know about American missile defense.
  10. venik
    venik 23 March 2020 08: 07 New
    +1
    ".....Apparently, Mr. Unbehauen somewhat forgets that the articles in NYT are often aimed at a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget... .... "
    ======
    Just like the article by Mr. Unbehauen, which is clearly aimed at a specific task: to justify the unwillingness of the majority of Europeans, to please and under pressure from Washington, to increase military spending to combat the "Russian and Chinese" threat!
    Like, disengage from us, let us live peacefully, no one really threatens you with anything .....
  11. Operator
    Operator 23 March 2020 08: 50 New
    -1
    Michael Unbehauen is such an unbehauen laughing

    A synonym for hypersonic weapons is homing warheads / units (using inertial and gravimetric guidance systems), which, unlike non-homing units / blocks, have the ability to perform anti-aircraft maneuver on the terminal portion of the trajectory, which nullifies the capabilities of existing and developed missile defense systems.

    What the US military is talking about.
  12. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 23 March 2020 09: 26 New
    -1
    European press? Don’t tell me if one magazine after the act of caricature loves to draw.
  13. sanik2020
    sanik2020 23 March 2020 10: 28 New
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    The European author accused American observers writing about hypersonic weapons of almost panic. Apparently, Mr. Unbehauen somewhat forgets that the articles in NYT are often aimed at a specific task: to ensure the next expansion of the United States military budget.

    So it is, the decision-making system is built. First, hysteria is whipped up, then "specialists" with a clever look say that if everyone does not take action, then the lobbyists push for budget allocation for some project, such as wunder wafe, and everyone is happy.
    But to fight a hyper sonic missile is useless with another missile, which means that laser, electromagnetic and electron beam fighting weapons will develop rapidly.
  14. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 March 2020 10: 31 New
    0
    The European Unbehauen, without knowing it, tried to create doubts in American heads about the need to increase the military budget. Ay, I, yay Mr. Unbehauen, "allies" and on the face. Now they will figure out whether you have been to Moscow, with whom you met and on what means you exist.
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  16. evgic
    evgic 23 March 2020 13: 14 New
    +1
    The stupidity of Unbehauen is amazing. I propose to make the author's surname a household name to indicate the level of stupidity.