Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance
By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Writer – Thu Aug 5, 5:43 pm ET
ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.
China may soon put an end to that.
U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).
Originally posted by aspx
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
of course the united states will never go to war with china again, China has a nuclear weapon now and Americans only attack nations without defenses,
if you want a war with china this is whats going to happen in New York, Texas
I seriously take offense to that. All of us are not cowards. Our Gov. might take a cowardly strategy to deal with countries, but that sure as hell does not make me a coward.....We as a country have many courageous citizens as well. Careful how you word things next time, thats my advice to you pal. As far as this thread goes, this is scary tech for China to have, I really doubt that it will ever come to pass for them to use it on us unless there is some extreme situation of a world war, but the fact that this weapon exists I think is a good idea for the fact that it puts our country on the edge, and TPTB here in the US wont be the top dogs any longer on the sea.
americans are truly cowards, why don't you guys already attack North korea or Iran pussy cats
Originally posted by endisnighe
The most vulnerable assets in modern day warfare is naval assets.
Any naval vessel on open seas is like a man standing in a open field.
Aircraft carriers are KING.