U.S. STRATCOM commander: No defense against Russian, Chinese hypersonic missiles

The top American nuclear commander, Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, testified before a congressional committee on Tuesday that both Russia and China were attempting to develop hypersonic ICBMs that are capable of defeating current missile defenses. “Both Russia and China are aggressively pursuing hypersonic capabilities,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We don’t have [...]

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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.