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Chinese(ABM) missile test
Washington Times ^ | 10/07/2010 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 10/07/2010 10:28:23 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

China recently conducted a long-range missile flight test that remains shrouded in secrecy.

The Sept. 25 test highlights what China military specialists say is the growing threat posed by Beijing's development of long- and short-range ballistic and cruise missiles, and its new missile defense interceptors.

A U.S. official confirmed that China's military fired a missile from the Taiyuan missile center, about 320 miles southwest of Beijing, to Korla, a city in western China some 1,800 miles away.

Officials declined to provide details, saying the test data are classified.

China watchers in Asia and the United States were alerted to the test by a Sept. 23 "notice to airmen" issued by the Chinese government. The notice warned aircraft to stay clear of a corridor of airspace stretching from Taiyuan to Korla until Sept. 25.

After Sept. 25, one Chinese-language military-oriented Internet site reported that the test involved an anti-missile interceptor, part of the new ABM program first announced in January, or perhaps a shorter-range system. A second website reported that a long-range missile was tested.

One theory is that the test included the launch of a target missile from Taiyuan and an interceptor missile from Korla, which is known for past work on Chinese anti-missile defenses.

Since the test, an official wall of silence has gone up. There was hope that China would announce the missile firing as it did in January, when a missile defense interceptor test was disclosed in a brief public

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abm; ballisticmissile; beijing; china; chinesemilitary; missile; missiledefense; pla

1 posted on 10/07/2010 10:28:27 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
Without BJ Clinton there would have been no launch.

He gave our missile secrets to China for a $300K contribution from the Loral Corp. CEO, and now they can shoot down satellites with it.

Nov 11, 1996 - Clinton issues executive order 12981 to gut export controls on encryption items and transfer export controls to the Department of Commmerce.

July 15, 2007 - Chinese DF-25 Missile Revealed for the first time (3-warhead MIRV medium range)

Clinton and company gave away the store.

When Senate hearings were held over one hundred Asian operatives or witnesses fled the nation rather than testify.

The Cox Committee report was released in 1999. It confirmed that China had stolen the neutron bomb design and the W-88 miniaturized warhead. The W-88 would allow China to field smaller, mobile missiles and carry multiple warheads on larger missiles. In addition, the Cox report proved that US companies illegally transferred 'missile design information and know-how.'

The Clinton Legacy just keeps on giving.


We are all interns now.

He is responsible for China's rise as a militant, nuclear armed threat to the United States. China has grown from an agrarian backwater into the world's third largest economy on Clinton's watch.

With their new wealth, China has sought military parity with the United States. They have been aided by President Clinton and corporate America. US companies spent over 100 million dollars lobbying congress to pass the China Relations Act. Most of that money went to buy congressional votes with campaign donations.

A few American stockholders have profited immensely from modernizing China's armed forces. Still more US companies have built factories in China. These factories and plenty of cheap, docile labor earn huge profits for these investors. Protecting these profits was Clinton's China policy.

2 posted on 10/07/2010 10:45:27 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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3 posted on 10/07/2010 10:52:19 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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