ROGERS STATEMENT ON ADVANCED CHINESE MISSILE TEST

Oct 18, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement on reports of a Chinese test of a hypersonic “Fractional Orbital Bombardment System.”

“Reports of a recent Chinese test of a hypersonic ‘Fractional Orbital Bombardment System’ should be a cause for concern for the United States and our allies, but it should be not be viewed in isolation. In addition to this advanced hypersonic missile test, which reportedly circumnavigated the globe and is capable of delivering a nuclear payload, the Chinese Communist Party is dramatically increasing its nuclear warhead stockpile and ICBMs, and is threatening U.S. allies with nuclear first strikes. It’s time for President Biden to step up to the plate and make the necessary investments in U.S. nuclear and conventional capabilities to confront the CCP, and take all necessary steps to break the Chinese civil-military fusion complex.”