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The Chinese have set up missile launching sites along a 200 mile stretch of highway. The launching sites are to be used by the mobile DF-21 missiles. The DF-21 is a solid fuel, two stage missile based on the Chinese navy JL-1. The DF-21 has a range of 1,200 miles and carries a one megaton nuclear warhead.
The US keeps building up their economy while they point more missles at the West.
Originally posted by jetxnet
Thanks, but we're talking about the two-stage DF-21 rockets here with a range of 1800 km. ... The two-stage can reach the coast of the US.
I don't know if you intentionally did so... but you've grossly exaggerated the scenario.
The missiles and the widely scattered 58 launch sites indicate that the main target of the nuclear force at Delingha is either Russia or China. The DF-4 and DF-21 missiles deployed at the base do not have the range to attack American targets in the pacific, Japan, or Taiwan.
U.S. officials are concerned that the new launch sites could also be used by China to shoot down American satellites.
The new underground submarine base and the positioning of China’s most advanced sub at Sanya shows that China intends to control the South China Sea and the strategically vital straits in the area. Most of the oil for Taiwan, Japan and South Korea pass through the waters near the new base.