00:08 What is the significance of Russia’s using hypersonic missiles in combat? 02:19 The Fractional Orbital Bombardment system (FOBS) 04:19 Winning space: U.S. must secure technological advantage in space 08:48 How concerning are Elon Musk’s business ties with China? 13:43 The U.S. is falling behind in “Latent Industrial Capacity” 19:25 How effective are current supply chain legislation in congress? 24:12 How realistic is the prospect of decoupling from the Chinese regime? 27:12 The “zero-sum” thinking that blind U.S. leaders 29:07 Can the U.S. leverage any of China’s weaknesses? In the eyes of Brandon Weichert, author of “Winning Space, How America Remains a Superpower” and an expert in military technologies, what lessons can the United States learn from the Ukraine-Russian war? In this episode, Mr. Weichert and I talk about technological competition and supply chain security on strategically important technologies, in the context of the threat of the Chinese Communist Party. We also talk about the significance of Russia’s deployment of a hypersonic missile in actual combat, and how the United States, in his view, may be falling behind in “Latent Industrial Capacity” in the new Quasi-war with the Eurasian authoritarian bloc.
Published by Brandon J. Weichert
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by Brandon J. Weichert