Last summer, China tested a hypersonic missile that traveled through orbit. The test shocked many observers and led to widespread concern about the potential for nuclear-armed missiles that can evade detection and defense systems. The technology is not as new as it might seem, but this latest test highlights an underlying threat that the world has been living with for decades.
Laura Grego (Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Adam Mount (Senior Fellow and Director, Federation of American Scientists)
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