China’s hypersonic missile technology, other military advances shift ‘global geostrategic power’, says top Pentagon official


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China’s advances in hypersonic missile technology represents a “fundamental change” in the military balance of power that compels the US to pull off a similar leap in technological preparedness, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday. “We’re witnessing one of the largest shifts in global geostrategic power that the world has witnessed”, said Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, referring to the totality of China’s advances in nuclear capabilities, air and naval forces and its reported recent tests of hypersonic missiles. Milley was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Washington. Milley added that the step change...