South Asia and Beyond

China Tested Hypersonic Missile: U.S. General

The U.S. military believes that China launched a long-range missile in July that went around the world, and dropped off a glide vehicle that impacted on a target in China. Gen. John Hyten, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said although the missile missed its mark, this was the first time a hypersonic missile had been tested going around the earth. China could launch a surprise nuclear attack on the U.S., he warned.

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