Americans like to think that we have always been the motherland of inventions. We like to think that we changed the world and conquered space with our culture of dogged determination. And it is easy to think that when you see the list of things that we have created. But one should never assume that others are less capable than we are because of that. One should never forget that the Russians went to space first. That the Chinese were first into hyperspace. Never underestimate our adversaries. For they are at least as determined as we are to be the greatest of nations.