The Russian Avangard hypersonic missile system can reportedly travel at 20 times the speed of sound.
Gorbachev, an advocate for nuclear disarmament, said, "The key to resolving security issues lies not in weapons, but in politics."
Extending the New START nuclear arms treaty is one of those rare no-brainer decisions in a world where simple solutions are an endangered species.
Both Russia and the U.S. have accused the other of violating the Cold War-era pact that banned ground-launched nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges from 310 miles to 3,417 miles.
U.S. military officials have warned that America is lagging behind China and Russia in hypersonic weapons development.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz doubled down on his calls for a U.S. Space Force to take on extraterrestrial pirates and existential threats.
The U.S. and China spent about $899 billion between them in 2018.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States would suspend participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
The president previously called the decision the "most significant investment in our military and our war fighters in modern history."
Artificial intelligence could have an adverse affect on nuclear warfare in as little as 22 years.
The president has a radical plan to win the ongoing AI arms race.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is traveling through Indonesia and Vietnam on a trip to help bolster U.S. influence in the region and woo several countries away from Russia and China.
If the U.S. can't sustain its monopoly on the development of precision missile systems, it will be increasingly vulnerable in the western Pacific.