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Russia Rattles Sabre as U.S. Plays Catchup on Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic weapons have rocketed to among the chief concerns for U.S. military planners as Moscow and Beijing eye the means to combat U.S. missile defenses. But the U.S. and its allies lag seriously behind the enemy threat, both in terms of matching the hypersonic capability and in countering the growing threat.

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The Lesson of Ukraine: Get a Nuclear Arsenal

One lesson that nations are drawing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is to obtain a viable nuclear arsenal to ensure a deterrence against a neighborhood bully. What’s more, the invasion, has reignited debate about the vulnerability of countries to attacks by other types of weapons of mass destruction, such as deadly nerve agent VX, and what measures are available to detect and counter them.

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