Tempus is discussing:

The editor-in-chief of a Chinese state media group subtly mocked the US, suggesting it re-adopt the Cold War doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) after Washington was shocked by Beijing’s missile tests.

It really is absurd. For the ENTIRE Cold War with the Soviet Union the policy was MAD. It worked. We could not stop/defend against Soviet missiles and warheads and the Soviets couldn't defend against ours. Big deal! IT WORKED. Now, suddenly, people are running around in a panic, "Oh muh GAWD! The Chinx have a hypersonic weapon that we cannot defend against!"

I scratch my head and think, "OK...so?" These people are old enough to remember the original Cold War. They ARE old enough to remember and know all about MAD. This hypersonic weapon merely means we are right back at MAD with China. We can't defend against this weapon and they cannot defend against our missiles. Same-same.

The US government IS RETARDED and they have made the People RETARDED.