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Monday, August 09, 2010

US Navy Stunned: Deadly new Chinese Missiles can Sink Every US Supercarrier

Terrence Aym, Oped News: A new 'smart missile' threatens to tip the balance of power towards China, US military analysts say.

The latest generation of the Dongfeng 21D (DF-21D) is a supercarrier killer according to experts on China's armaments. The missile can be launched from land and strike an aircraft carrier 900 miles away.

China has 11,200 miles of coastline. That fact coupled with the range and accuracy of the new missile could spell doom for any US or allied carrier fleet.
Considering the implications and significant threat of China's new generation of carrier-killing missiles, Yoshihara foresees the possibility that they "could have an enduring psychological effect on U.S. policymakers. It underscores more broadly that the U.S. Navy no longer rules the waves as it has since the end of World War II. The stark reality is that sea control cannot be taken for granted anymore."
US power in the region is gradually being eclipsed.


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