Department of Technology & World Peace

Banning hypersonic missiles internationally is crucial to preserving global peace and security.

3/17/20232 min read

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I. Introduction

In this article, I seek to argue for the international ban on hypersonic missiles. It proposes the establishment of a federal agency, the Department of Technology, to help achieve this goal. Hypersonic missiles, which travel at least five times the speed of sound (Mach 5), pose significant risks to global security, stability, and peace. By banning these weapons and establishing a dedicated agency to regulate and enforce this ban, we can mitigate these risks and promote a safer world.

II. Reasons for Banning Hypersonic Missiles Internationally

A. Threat to International Security and Stability

Hypersonic missiles have the potential to destabilize international security due to their unmatched speed, maneuverability, and ability to evade detection by traditional missile defense systems. This may lead to an arms race as nations scramble to develop countermeasures or advance their offensive capabilities in response.

B. Shorter Decision-Making Time

Hypersonic missiles leave less time for decision-making, increasing the risk of accidental or unintentional escalation of conflicts. The speed of these missiles means that nations will have a significantly reduced window to assess and respond to an incoming threat, potentially leading to a hasty and devastating response.

C. Proliferation Risks

The spread of hypersonic missile technology could lead to an increased risk of proliferation among non-state actors and rogue states. As this technology becomes more accessible, there is a heightened risk of it falling into the hands of those who may use it for malicious purposes, further destabilizing international security.

III. Establishing the Department of Technology to Help Accomplish the Goal of Banning Hypersonic Missiles

A. Mission and Objectives

The Department of Technology would promote and enforce the international ban on hypersonic missiles. This agency's objectives would include the following:

Developing, promoting, and implementing an international treaty or agreement bans developing, producing, and deploying hypersonic missiles.

Monitoring and enforcing compliance with the treaty or agreement through regular inspections and verifications.

Supporting international cooperation and collaboration to prevent the proliferation of hypersonic missile technology.

Conducting research on advanced defense technologies that can mitigate the threats posed by emerging technologies.

B. Organizational Structure and Responsibilities

The Department of Technology would have a clear organizational structure, with dedicated offices and divisions responsible for specific aspects of the hypersonic missile ban. This may include:

Treaty Negotiation and Implementation Division: Responsible for negotiating the terms of the treaty or agreement and supporting its implementation among member states.

Compliance and Verification Division: Tasked with monitoring and verifying compliance with the treaty or agreement, including conducting inspections and investigations as needed.

International Cooperation Division: Facilitating collaboration and cooperation among member states and international organizations to prevent the proliferation of hypersonic missile technology.

Research and Development Division: Researching advanced defense technologies to help mitigate the risks of hypersonic missiles and other emerging threats.

C. International Collaboration and Partnerships

The Department of Technology must work closely with international partners and organizations, such as the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and other relevant entities, to be effective. By fostering partnerships and cooperation, the Department of Technology can leverage the resources and expertise of the global community to ensure the successful implementation and enforcement of the hypersonic missile ban.

Banning hypersonic missiles internationally is crucial to preserving global peace and security. By establishing the Department of Technology, we can create a dedicated agency responsible for promoting, implementing, and enforcing this ban while fostering international collaboration to prevent the proliferation of this dangerous technology. Establishing this agency is a necessary and prudent measure to ensure the safety and stability of our world in the face of emerging threats.