Does The U.S. Need A Nuclear-Armed Hypersonic Glide Vehicle?

Common Hypersonic Glide Body
Unlike Russia, China and France, the U.S. has no plans to integrate a nuclear warhead on a hypersonic glide vehicle, such as the Army and Navy’s Common Hypersonic Glide Body pictured.
Credit: U.S. Army
As hypersonic weapons have become a growing component of the global arsenal of nuclear warheads, U.S. policymakers and analysts have started debating the implications for strategic stability, missile defense and the long-term composition of the Pentagon’s own stockpile. Three of the world’s five...

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