According to a report by ITAR on the 18th, U.S. President Trump stated that after developing a new weapon, the United States has become the most powerful country in the world from a military point of view and will “build peace with strength.”
Trump said at a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the 17th, “We now have the most powerful armed forces. Russia, China, North Korea, and all other countries in the world envy us. No one has the weapons we have. . We hope that we will never and never be forced to use this weapon. But we will build peace with strength. This is the purpose of everything we do.”
In mid-May, the President of the United States announced that the United States was developing a “super missile.” According to him, this US-guided missile will be “the fastest in the world,” Trump did not provide details at the time. Senior American journalist and editor of the “Washington Post” Bob Woodward claimed in his recent book that the United States has developed a new nuclear weapon system, and neither Russia nor China has a similar weapon system.
At the same time, the United States has repeatedly publicly admitted that it has fallen behind Russia and China in the production of hypersonic weapons. US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pointed out on December 7, 2019, that the United States found itself “in the role of a chaser” in this field. He announced that the Pentagon will double the research and development funding for land-based, air-based, and sea-based hypersonic weapons in 2020. According to US media reports, the United States is currently conducting nine research and development projects related to hypersonic weapons. Flight tests of several prototype samples are planned for 2020.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia has hypersonic weapons, making other countries’ efforts to spend huge sums of money to counter these weapons meaningless. In an interview with Rata News Agency, Putin also emphasized that Russia’s hypersonic weapons help maintain the strategic balance and stability of the world.