Pentagon reluctantly comments after Trump brags about new ‘super duper missile’

Tom Embury-Dennis – The Independent May 16, 2020

The Pentagon has reluctantly commented about its development of hypersonic weapons after Donald Trump bragged about the existence of a new “super duper missile”.

Mr Trump’s comments came during a Friday presentation at the White House in which Defense Department officials presented the US president with the Space Force flag.

“We’re building right now, incredible military equipment, at a level that nobody’s ever seen before, we have no choice we have to do it, with the adversaries we have out there,” Mr Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

A still from a Russian government video shows the Kinzhal hypersonic missile detaching from a MiG-31 aircraft. Click to enlarge

“We have, I call it the ‘super duper missile’, and I heard the other night 17 times faster that what they have right now. Then you take the fastest missile we have right now. You heard Russia has five times, and China is working on five or six times, we have one 17 times, and it’s just gotten the go-ahead.”

The Department of Defence initially declined to comment, referring enquiries to the White House, which in turn referred reporters back to the Pentagon.

After the administration’s refusal to comment on the issue was revealed on social media, Jonathan Rath Hoffman, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, tweeted: “The Department of Defense is working on developing a range of hypersonic missiles to counter our adversaries.”

The US has been pursuing the development of hypersonic weapons for years. According to CNBC, the Defense Department has almost a dozen programmes tasked with developing and defending against the new breed of weapons, which travel at five times the speed of sound or more.

Mr Trump directed the Pentagon in 2018 to establish the Space Force – the first new US military branch in 72 years – calling for “American dominance in space”.

The 16,000 airmen and civilians that make up the Space Force technically remain part of the Air Force, which previously oversaw offensive operations in space.

But Mr Trump has made clear he sees the newest service as critical to the future of American defence.

The Space Force’s dark blue and white flag includes a Delta Wing – long a symbol in the Air Force – meant to signify change and innovation. Dark and light shades of grey within the delta were incorporated in a nod to the 24/7 nature of the Space Force’s work.

The flag also features a globe, for the Space Force fighters’ home turf, and an elliptical orbit around the globe was incorporated to signify the force’s mission to defend and protect from adversaries and threats emanating in space.

This flag was produced by artists and crafts people at the Defense Logistics Agency flag room in Philadelphia from a design finalised and documented by the Department’s Institute of Heraldry at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.


5 responses to “Pentagon reluctantly comments after Trump brags about new ‘super duper missile’”

  1. Its just simply super duper good, and every body knows it.. No doupt.. Super duper..
    -this compes from a man, who shit his pants soo darn full, in the 90’s, only the jews would clean him up and repurpose him for later use. He’s now on a mission to all americans sterilizer by the end of the year.

  2. As I say in many essays, Trump is the great salesman of the fading Amerikan brand. Back when we had technological superiority we didn’t have Presidents bragging about some new weapon system. Pumping American products is a a big clue Amerika is slipping into obscurity as the world passes us by.

    Trump did not make amerika great again, the plain as day truth is that freed america is ending under his leadership. He is not qualified to hold any public office, he is a b rated realtiy television personality put up as president and the most slavish whore of jews ever. Will Trump even make it to the end of the year or will he be run out of office?

  3. I have a missile for the BLOTUS Trumpenstein:

    The Super Pooper Cow Pattie Cream Pie!
    “Fiona Marie Flanagan on the Grand Torino livestream earlier today. A wonderful and beautiful Irish lady! Intelligent, awake, articulate and great fun.”
    – Brizer

    Wear Your Pool Noodles and Take Your Shot… Or Get On The Bus to the Camps

    The Dollar Vigilante
    “The penalty for treason is defined in law, but will we have enough lamp posts and enough rope?”

    No, but with the 5G antennae, we should be pretty close to having enough lamp posts. I’m sure the Honorable Minister of Justice & Punishment, Sir Umbra Bellator, will have everything we need including tankers full of pig shit to roll them in. {{{smiles}}}

  4. &… Don’t you forget the Photon Torpedoes & Phasers launched from USSS Enterprize …

  5. Trump should do something about those 5 Iranian flagged oil-tankers taking Iran’s oil to Venezuela. Both countries are under sanctions so!

    Iranian tankers circled around Saudis moved though Suez canal about 200 KM away from Israel, they then moved through Gibraltar as British looked on, heading for Valenzuela.

    This does not make it to the headlines; Iran has said should US and allies engage in piracy again, all options are on the table!