27 October 2021

A ‘Sputnik moment’? Milley hints China’s hypersonic weapons test has left US in arms-race dust


Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has suggested that China’s recent test of a hypersonic weapon might be a “Sputnik moment,” suggesting the US has fallen way behind in the 21st century arms race.“ What we saw was a very significant event of a test of a hypersonic weapon system. And it is very concerning ,” Milley said in an interview on Bloomberg TV’s David Rubenstein Show on Wednesday. “ I don’t know if it’s quite a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to [...]