China's reported hypersonic missile test 'an important surprise' for U.S.

James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld

Posted October 19, 2021

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Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, a distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was quoted in the article, "China's reported hypersonic missile test "an important surprise" for U.S." published Oct. 19, 2021, on

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Retired U.S. Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the apparent Chinese test "an important surprise" for American, "because it demonstrates the capability to have a very long-reach hypersonic weapon that could cause a lot of damage without us being able to do anything about it."