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Expert: The U.S. Army Doesn’t Need Hypersonic Missiles

Does the U.S. Army really need to develop hypersonic missiles?

One expert has – gasp – dared to suggest that the Army shouldn’t jump on the hypersonic bandwagon.

“It is difficult to discern what operational problem the Army has that a hypersonic missile will help solve,” writes Thomas Spoehr in a Heritage Foundation study on Army modernization. “Yet the Army reportedly plans to spend $1.2 billion on a hypersonic missile over the next five years.”

Spoehr, a retired Army lieutenant general who heads the Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation, warns against the…

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