Hypersonic technology considered primary tech threat to U.S. military superiority

The head of the Pentagon’s technological innovation used his first public forum in that capacity to warn that hypersonic systems represent the greatest tech challenge to the U.S. military superiority. “China is an adversary,” Mike Griffin, under secretary of defense for research and engineering, said during the March 6 McAleese/Credit Suisse defense programs conference in Washington. “They want [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.