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Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance

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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).

Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance - Yahoo! News

I can't help but wonder if they'd still have this capability if we didn't "give" them so much missile technology back in the 90s.
 

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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).

Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance - Yahoo! News

I can't help but wonder if they'd still have this capability if we didn't "give" them so much missile technology back in the 90s.
Doesn't matter. So the US, Russia, and China can blow up the whole world about 20 times over? So what. Nothing's changed.
 

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Doesn't matter. So the US, Russia, and China can blow up the whole world about 20 times over? So what. Nothing's changed.
And in a year or two the U.S. will retrofit all the carriers with the newest laser fang-dangled missile killer that will effecively render these missiles junk... and the game goes on with the next technological weapon advance. :shrug:
 

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Doesn't matter. So the US, Russia, and China can blow up the whole world about 20 times over? So what. Nothing's changed.
Now a Communist Country that has little respect for human life can keep the most powerful force projector the world has ever known 900miles away.

But what does that matter eh? Nothing to worry about, no not at all...
 
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