This is just a curiosity so I decided to post the articles here instead of Current Affairs but interesting none the less.
First one is the successful launch of the /tinfoil on shadowy /tinfoil off X37B space shuttle signalling the militarisation of space is beginning in earnest. It can orbit for 270 days instead of 16 and deploy a small arsenal of satellites in times of 'tension'. The word 'laser weapon' is bandied about as well.
The second one is a new US Arms development for a hypersonic missile which would strike anywhere on earth inside one hour. The kinetic impact of 3,600 mph strike would negate the need for explosive ordnance. The Russians had a few choice words specifically that the Americans signal they are ready to reduce Nuclear Arms as they prepare for alternative weapons instead. An academic named Cheng added: âThis is not the path to another Nobel peace prize.â