DOD Mum on China’s Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon, Hints US Needs to Step It Up

October 20, 2021

Air Force Magazine:

Across the defense establishment, government officials have declined to comment on a recent report that China fielded a nuclear-capable hypersonic weapon in August, but on Oct. 19, defense policy nominee Alexandra Baker told senators there was a “sense of urgency” for the Defense Department to develop similar capabilities.

Baker addressed senators during her nomination hearing to be deputy undersecretary of defense for policy when she said the U.S. needed not only hypersonic weapons but space-based weapons to counter China.

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