Arms race lies behind claims of China's hypersonic missile test Published October 22, 2021 at 12:33 PM EDT Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 3:42 China has reportedly tested a new hypersonic weapon capable of hitting the United States. NPR’s Geoff Brumfiel has more on what some fear is becoming a dangerous arms race. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.