By 2020, China Could Have Hypersonic Missiles to Sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers

By 2020, China Could Have Hypersonic Missiles to Sink U.S. Aircraft CarriersIn November, China tested what may become the world’s first operational hypersonic weapon. While Chinese progress in this area surprises no one, the first operational deployment of the weapon will add another weapon to China’s growing antiaccess toolkit, posing a dilemma for U.S. military planners in the Pacific. Over the past decade China has conducted several tests of potential hypersonic weapons.