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Russia, China Pose Hypersonic Missile Threat

Russia, China Pose Hypersonic Missile Threat
Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska, in September of last year.  (Nati Harnik/AP)

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For years, we have been told that the U.S. is the world’s only superpower. Evidently, the dictators of Russia and China didn’t get the memo.

Increasingly, these hostile nations are fielding nuclear arsenals that grievously threaten our country and its people. Of particular concern is the progress the Russians and Chinese have made in hypersonic and maneuvering weapons designed to defeat our fairly rudimentary anti-missile systems.

Incredibly, the Obama-Clinton administration actually facilitated the transfer of such technologies to Russia, while China may have stolen them. U.S. Strategic Command’s Gen. John Hyten says we currently have "no defense" against these threats.

But we could quickly deploy one, thanks to a breakthrough predictive algorithm, capable of making even modest anti-missile missiles effective against hypersonic and maneuvering ones  — thus helping to deter and, if necessary, defeat a Russian or Chinese attack. Will we do so?

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.
 

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