* The president touted the U.S. missile arsenal even as he said Iran was standing down
* He called U.S. missiles ‘big, powerful’ and accurate
* He said ‘many’ hypersonic missiles were under construction
* Russia announced late last year it had deployed the super-fast weapons
President Donald Trump told the nation Wednesday the U.S. was developing ‘many’ super-fast hypersonic missiles as he brandished U.S. missile capabilities even as he said Iran ‘appears to be standing down.’
Trump boasted of the U.S. missile arsenal hours after Iran launched as many as 20 ballistic missiles toward Iraqi airbases, including facilities that house U.S. personnel. But according to the Pentagon the launches failed to cause casualties and Iraq was given advanced warning.
‘Our missiles are big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast,’ Trump said during his speech to the nation from the Grand Foyer of the White House.
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WNU Editor: Regular readers of WNU know this is nothing new. The US has been working on this technology for years, and Congress just endorsed the money for it …. Congress Endorses Hypersonic Weapons as Development Ramps Up (Air Force Magazine).