Inside the Pentagon - August 9, 2018

STRATCOM chief declines to confirm report of Chinese HGV advances

By Jason Sherman  
August 8, 2018 at 7:55 PM
The Defense Department's top strategic deterrence officer recently declined to confirm claims by the Pentagon's former No. 2 official earlier this year that China last November conducted a pair of ballistic missile tests that advanced Beijing's efforts to develop a maneuvering ultra-fast weapon impervious to U.S. defenses and that Beijing has "mastered" boost-glide technology. Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, told reporters on Aug. 2 that he could not confirm salient points of an article by Bob Work,...

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