China's Hypersonic Missiles Are a 'Holy S**t Moment' for the U.S. Military

Beijing aims to become the world's dominant military force, and its rapid progress took the Pentagon by surprise.
The Carrier Killers Why China’s hypersonic missiles are a “holy s**t moment” for the U.S. military
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On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, President Xi Jinping was categorical about his country's future. "No force can stop the Chinese nation and the Chinese people from forging ahead," he said in front of thousands of people in Beijing. It's widely recognized that China intends to supplant the United States as the world's biggest and most technologically advanced country: that's part of why Donald Trump is, for better or worse, waging a trade war with China. Less well understood, but no

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