Fisher's credibility keeps sinking lower.
When I see something published by Rand Corporation, for example, I may disagree with some of its conclusions, but at least I know that it was professionally researched and written.
Richard Fisher's publications, on the other hand, appear to have almost no substance behind them. The reason that the US abandoned "spaceplane" weapons concepts when it cancelled the X-20 DynaSoar back in the early 70s, was because on a bang-per-buck basis, there was almost no payback. Yet to hear Fisher tell it, we have entered a new Cold War - all because of a few pictures posted on the internet. Sorry, I don't buy it. Call me when one of these things is actually launched and works as advertised.
The saddest part is that Fisher is adept at self-promotion. His proclamations are routinely picked up by the mainstream press and repeated as "fact".