China has released a new deadly weapon that brings it closer to parity with US troops. The Free Beacon reports:
China has conducted a flight test of a new hypersonic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead against advanced missile defenses, according to U.S. officials.
The flight test of the Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2 missile was disclosed by Chinese state media and touted as an ultra high-speed missile capable of thwarting missile defense systems.
The officials confirmed the test was carried out over northeast China and reported in U.S. intelligence channels earlier this week.
Such tests are closely monitored as part of the renewed focus by the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies on China’s growing military power.