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    China testing "carrier killers"

    China tests ‘carrier killer’ after threatening US over Taiwan contacts (msn.com)

    Ballistic missiles that take out ships, the article says "most US navy ships would have to leave the region in a crisis to escape their range", isn't that just dandy, what are we left with? ICBM's we wont use (women and children could get hurt) an air force that's much more likely to drop leaflets letting them know the rules of engagement we operate under and instructions on how to use tin foil to get CNN reception, main thing is they know we're no threat to them.


    “If anyone dares to separate Taiwan island from China, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will give it a head-on strike and firmly defend national reunification and territorial integrity at all costs,” Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said Tuesday, when the missile test reportedly took place.
    The DF-26s create a math problem for the Pentagon. U.S. lawmakers expect that most American warships would have to leave the region in a crisis in order to escape the range of the “carrier killers.” American submarines could still operate closer to Taiwan, and B-52 bombers could arrive inas little as 28 hours, but U.S. strategists perceive a need to position additional land-based missiles in the region, in order to have enough missiles within range of Chinese positions in a major conflict.
    So our Navy is gonna have to sit this one out, check. It's OK, they're all having transgender sex with each other below decks anyway, they're not paying attention.

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    Told ya. Five years ago I said "strike now whole we still can", when they started building those islands.

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    We can develop the same weapons, if we haven't already (I think this was one of the very reasons Trump took us out of the Missile Treaties that Russia and China were not abiding to...)

    Geopolitically, the development of such weapons would probably hamper China, far more than the US. Yes, they would be very dangerous to our Carriers (although, I can see how long range lasers might be able to counter these missiles....).

    But, think about it:

    #1. China could use these to "clear" the South China Sea, but, America could use them to "clear" the West Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Caribbean, and, a good range of area around Hawaii, Guam, and several other islands....

    #2. After developing such weapons, maybe, we sell some to India, which, would effectively keep China at bay in the Indian Ocean......

    #3. And, no telling what Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea could do with such weapons.....
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    This has been coming for some time anyway. Those really big grey targets are only useful against unarmed or lightly armed opponents, the exocet missile marked the beginning of the end. Taiwan will come under the control of the mainland, it is just a matter of time and not worth the life of one US serviceman to stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwbooth View Post
    This has been coming for some time anyway. Those really big grey targets are only useful against unarmed or lightly armed opponents, the exocet missile marked the beginning of the end. Taiwan will come under the control of the mainland, it is just a matter of time and not worth the life of one US serviceman to stop.
    All they want is lebensraum. They'll stop there, right?
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    Those new islands China made are not very high relative to the sea level. In fact, some errant tidal event could create a big problem there.

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    But...but...chicomm civil engineering and construction excellence is legendary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMike View Post
    Those new islands China made are not very high relative to the sea level. In fact, some errant tidal event could create a big problem there.
    Ah, ze Doomsday device. Create an earthquake anywhere on the planet (or "in" the planet, as it were).

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