This was a Letter to the Editor from a reader of the Dallas Morning News who found my recent article entitled“America’s ‘Maginot Line’ in Space” thought-provoking…
Thank you to the author, Brandon J. Weichert, and The Dallas Morning News for publishing this timely and significant opinion column. It is possible many Americans may not know about the Maginot Line, but all of us certainly know that France could not defend itself during World War II. How many members of the U.S. Congress know and understand that line? How many know that we are now in a similar position to France in 1940?
Why? Because our military is preparing to fight the previous war, not the next one. China’s hypersonic missile threat is real. What does the threat represent? To quote the author, we need to protect “critical American satellites” that are now in orbit from this Chinese hypersonic missile threat.
How much of a threat is this? Last month, Beijing launched a satellite 22,236 miles above Earth. It has been called the “space-stalker.” Translation? It is the highest one up there. It has the best vantage point of everything else. It can pinpoint any of our military satellites and destroy them.
What is Congress doing? Interminable squabbles between the parties and continued funding to our military to fight the previous war, not the next one. Time to wake up.
Be sure to secure your copy of the work by Brandon J. Weichert which the late, great Angelo Codevilla described as having done “A national service”…
Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst and author. His book, "Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower" is due out in Fall 2020 from Republic Book Publishers and addresses the need for a U.S. Space Force, the threats the United States faces from rising technological powers, such as China, in space, and where the United States should be moving in terms of space defense, exploration, and development. On top of that, Brandon is the founder and manager of The Weichert Report: World News Done Right, where he delivers unconventional reportage on some of the world's most important news stories. He is also a contributing editor at American Greatness and The American Spectator, and he contributes to Real Clear Public Affairs, Real Clear World, and Real Clear Defense regularly. Brandon's work on national security has also been republished in Yahoo! News, the New York Post, The Spectator US, and The National Interest. Brandon is a frequent guest on The John Batchelor Show where he comments on Chinese technology and trade policies. He travels the country briefing audiences from the military and tech investment community on matters related to technology and national security. Brandon is a recovering Congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and he can be followed on Twitter @WeTheBrandon. Please be sure to follow The Weichert Report's Facebook page @theweichertreport, too. For any press or media inquiries email him at email@example.com.
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