The U.S. is worried about China and Russia developing hypersonic missiles. These are missiles that can travel between and twenty times the speed of . Both Russia and China are developing the missile a faster than the United States. A U.S. military official said this could be a security problem for the USA. General John Hyten warned that the USA has no defense that could stop the of such against it. He said the USA needed small nuclear weapons to stop Russia attacking the USA. President Donald Trump said he has "plans to get in the not-too- future" with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the race.
Russia says it tested a hypersonic missile earlier this month. China tested its missiles last year and will soon have the weapons for use. President Putin explained that Russia needs the weapons of actions other countries have taken against it. He said "unlawful " by the USA and European countries have hurt Russia's . He added: "You have failed to contain Russia." Mr Putin says the missiles will be able to fly in the world and will "strike like a ". Tensions increased this week after the USA and many European countries expelled Russian after the reported of a Russian in England.