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Pentagon sounds alarm on China's 'hundreds' of hypersonic tests

Weapons with potentially global reach add new wrinkle for U.S. homeland

Military vehicles carrying DF-17 hypersonic missiles roll past Tiananmen Square in a 2019 parade marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- China is developing hypersonic weapons at a "stunning" pace, conducting "hundreds" of tests to Washington's nine over the past five years, a top Pentagon official told reporters.

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