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…