Intelligence Officials Warn China Could Launch 'Surprise Attack' on U.S
Technology 'defies the laws of physics'
Vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten has warned that Communist China could launch a surprise attack on the U.S. with their hypersonic space weapons.
Hyten noted that China's hypersonic weapons test sent a missile around the world at more than five times the speed of sound.
Hyten told CBS news:
"They launched a long-range missile.
"It went around the world, dropped off a hypersonic glide vehicle that glided all the way back to China, that impacted a target in China."
He added it also got 'close enough' to hitting its intended target.
"From a technology perspective, it's pretty impressive," Hyten told CBS.
But he noted that "Sputnik created a sense of urgency in the United States, which 'the test on June 27 did not."
China's new technology is now catching US officials off guard as the system "defies the laws of physics" and boasts superiority to the American arsenal.
China has reportedly been working on hypersonic weapons, which travel in a predictable arc and can be tracked by radars.
Hyten said because hypersonic weapons are much harder for radars to pick up, they could be used to launch a surprise nuclear attack on the US.
"They look like a first-use weapon," Hyten said.
"That's what those weapons look like to me."
Earlier this month, the Pentagon warned China is stockpiling its nuclear weapons at an "accelerating pace" that is much faster than U.S. officials predicted just a year ago.
Neon Nettle reported the rapid advance of the Chinese Communist Party's nukes highlights a broad and accelerating buildup of military muscle designed to enable China to match or surpass U.S. global power by mid-century.
Meanwhile, top U.S. military officials warned china's military capabilities are about to overtake the United States and Russia.
The Associated Press reported at the time:
“China’s growing military muscle and its drive to end American predominance in the Asia-Pacific are rattling the U.S. defense establishment."
"American officials see trouble quickly accumulating on multiple fronts — Beijing’s expanding nuclear arsenal, its advances in space, cyber and missile technologies, and threats to Taiwan."
Neon Nettle reported last month:
China's Communist regime launched a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile to circle the planet in low orbit, leaving U.S. intelligence officials stunned by the technology.
China secretly tested the missile, which orbited the globe before returning to Earth to strike its target.
The test has sent shockwaves with military officials around the world as the technological development would overcome U.S. anti-ballistic missile systems.