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Hypersonic or Hype? China's 'Sputnik Moment' Raises Questions for US

Chinese rocket launchers are seen at a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, at Tiananmen Square on Oct. 1, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 October 2021 07:50 AM

While China’s latest purported hypersonic missile test hasn’t been officially confirmed — by China or the U.S. — military analysts and China hawks agree that America needs to be concerned about the massive investment and startling progress Beijing has made in the arsenal of advanced nuclear weapons at its disposal.

The Financial Times first reported that China launched a rocket this summer that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle, which allegedly circled the globe before landing roughly 25 miles away from its intended target.

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