U.S. ‘behind the curve’ of hypersonic missile technologies of Russia, China

Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that both Russia and China were seeking to upgrade their military arsenals with deadly new futuristic weapons such as hypersonic missiles and lasers to challenge American state-of-the-art technology. Regarding China, Ashley said it was developing high-speed ICBMs and bombers that are nuclear-capable, [...]


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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.