Top US General Says China’s Suspected Hypersonic Missile Test a ‘Sputnik Moment ‘

General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said China’s suspected hypersonic missile test is “very concerning” and near a Sputnik moment. Milley was referring to Soviet Russia’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, in October 1957, which caused anxiety in the United States that it was falling behind the Soviet Union in technological advancement. Less than a year later, NASA was established to challenge the Soviets in the Cold War-era space race. “What we saw was a very significant event of a test of a hypersonic weapon system. And it is very concerning,” Milley told Bloomberg in an interview aired on Oct. 27. “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.” The Financial Times first reported earlier this month on the test, saying that the Chinese military in August launched …

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