Gen. Milley Calls China’s Suspected Hypersonic Missile Test a ‘Sputnik Moment’on October 28, 2021 at 7:08 am

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called China’s suspected hypersonic missile test “very concerning” and said it was nearly a “Sputnik moment.” Milley was alluding to the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, in October 1957, which caused anxiety that the United States 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 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 newspaper first reported on the test earlier this month, saying that the Chinese military launched a rocket carrying a glide …

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