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Report: Biden admin ordered delay of US hypersonic missile test before Putin meeting

The White House ordered the Pentagon delay a long-planned U.S. hypersonic missile test scheduled to take place around the same time President Joe Biden was set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June, according to sources familiar with the decision who spoke with Politico on Thursday.

According to three people familiar with the decision, including a defense official and a senior congressional aide, a top White House staffer contacted Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s office to request the hypersonic missile test be postponed. Officials worried the U.S. hypersonic missile launch could have sent the wrong message or even thrown off the meeting between Biden and Putin altogether.

The defense official claimed the Russians avoided similarly provocative behavior ahead of the meeting between the two leaders. The defense official said, “This is not unusual at all for the sake of table-setting.”

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