The Hypersonic Arms Race

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U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan recently warned that the U.S. “is not moving fast enough to stay ahead” of its rivals in space, specifically citing the technology and development of hypersonic weapons. 

Shanahan specifically mentions China and Russia when he talks about U.S. rivals, both of which have made clear that they are aggressively pursuing hypersonic technologies.

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