China’s hypersonic missiles threaten U.S. power in the Pacific


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Military vehicles carrying the DF-17 hypersonic ballistic missile roll past Tiananmen Square during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing in 2019. It now boasts a new model, the DF-27. File Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE May 25 (UPI) -- China's newest hypersonic missile, the DF-27, can fly as far as Hawaii, penetrate U.S. missile defenses and pose a particular threat to U.S. aircraft carriers, according to news reports of an assessment from the Pentagon. Chinese researchers claimed in a May research journal report that the country's hypersonic missiles could...