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General Mark Milley is now sounding the alarm about China’s recent successful test of a new hypersonic missile, calling it a ‘Sputnik Moment.’

As Bloomberg reports:

“What we saw was a very significant event of a test of a hypersonic weapon system. And it is very concerning,” General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview for “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” on Bloomberg Television. “I don’t know if it’s quite a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to that. It has all of our attention.”

Milley’s comments are the most significant acknowledgment by a U.S. official of reports that China’s military conducted possibly two hypersonic weapons tests over the summer, including the launch into space of an orbiting hypersonic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear payload. The Financial Times first reported the tests, citing officials it didn’t name.

The next-generation technology, if perfected, could be used to send nuclear warheads over the South Pole and around American anti-missile systems in the northern hemisphere. Hypersonic weapons are normally defined as fast, low-flying and highly maneuverable weapons designed to be too quick and agile for traditional missile defense systems.

While Milley stopped short of declaring the weapons test on par with Sputnik — the pioneering 1957 satellite that gave the Soviet Union an early lead in the space race, shocking the U.S. — the comparison showed the depth of concern about Beijing’s work on hypersonic arms.

The CEO of Raytheon Technologies Corp. also claimed on Tuesday that the U.S. was at least several years behind the Chinese in the development of hypersonic missile technology.


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Bug D
Bug D
1 month ago

I hope they launch one right up Milley’s ass!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Bug D

Trump hired Milley.
Milley fired Trump.

John Funderburk
John Funderburk
1 month ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Milley sold out America-for a promise of a job -busboy

Pawn
Pawn
29 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Poor Albert Trump nominated Milley. The problem is that Trump really shoould have fired everyone involved in the govt from the start. Now in regards to Miley he has been in a leader position in the military all his life. He has never been in the trenches, you know like you. He is another coward that will send others to their deaths with out a thought. He is a waste of air, you know like biden and like biden too bad their mothers didn’t have abortions before they were born, you know like your mommy should have… just sayin

CharlieSeattle
CharlieSeattle
24 days ago
Reply to  Pawn

Trump was then and still is Dangerously Naive!

norich
norich
1 month ago

did he call them or did they call him???

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  norich

The important thing is that they communicate.

vinnie
vinnie
1 month ago

Too much Information is being shared on “Social media” so much so that it is probably costing a reduction in pay to Intelligence Spies around the world!
Remember when Barry used to say he got his “Info” from the TV Six O Clock news, Well now it’s 24/7 on Social media that can be accessed anywhere there is internet available, anywhere in the World to Friend or Foe, regardless of political affiliation
It would probably be an effective “move” to be careful sharing other than obvious weaknesses
in defense programs for all and I mean “All” to observe and record for future use!

Arnold Johnson
Arnold Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  vinnie

You been sleepin’ next to Sloe Joe??

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 month ago
Reply to  Arnold Johnson

Are your lips attached to Trump’s stink star?