China is challenging the United States at sea and in space, developing new weapons systems not so much in response to American capabilities as in imposing new areas of competition. An example of such an action is the development of hypersonic systems. If you combine this with recent reports that Beijing is rapidly increasing the number of mines designated for ICBMs, it may turn out that in a few years it will have deployed systems similar to those tested in August. And it is the United States that will have to find some form of response to China’s steps or accept that it is vulnerable to a new type of threat. In the near future, the situation in global security will be characterized by a low degree of strategic stability and, at the same time, a high degree of military threat.