Skip to comments.China's New Missile: A Game Changer?
Posted on 12/28/2010 7:43:01 PM PST by raptor22
China's Challenge: As tensions elevate on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang's patron deploys a weapon designed to sink the very ships we are sending to protect an ally. This does not bode well.
The prospects that the Korean War, which ended in only an interminable armistice, may resume has become an increasingly real possibility in recent months.
That its patron, China, without which North Korea would collapse of its own rot, now has deployed a missile designed to target and sink U.S. carrier battle groups adds a new and disturbing element to any confrontation in the region.
Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, told the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun last Sunday that China's touted "carrier-killer," an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) designated the Dong Feng-21D, had reached "initial operational capability."
This version of China's land-based mobile medium-range missile is off the drawing boards and in the field.
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good thing we just signed an arms treaty, otherwise this could have gotten ugly
Pop a carrier and see how the game changes.
I posted this on another thread a couple of days ago you might find it interesting.
US stunned: New Chinese missile capable of sinking every US supercarrier
Why is China building carriers if China’s new missile is such a game changer?
Oh China is years away from being a threat. And that Chinese General, the one talking about nuking LA, well he was just joking.
Does anyone know if our carriers typically carry tactical nuclear weapons?
If so are they under local command or require the CINC to authorize release? Does anyone know US policy about an identifiable nation, like China, attacking? Is this automatically considered an act of war requiring (a) A heavy military response? (b) An automatin declaration of war by Congress?
“Pop a carrier and see how the game changes.”
With old Hope and Change in charge?
Big talk doesn’t counter big weapons.
Thank you, Krinton.
The usual suspects. It may be decades before we find out exactly how much damage the Clintons caused. Combined with Obama we may never recover.
If their missiles work as well as their “General Electric” compact flourescent bulbs who can tell what will happen? We have the despicable first black pResident to that for that, bill krintoon.
Then again, we have an America-hater as pResident of the USA right now.
Maybe he’ll send a division of the Bay Area Rump Rangers to invade China and exact justice that is swift and retribution that is perverted?
The reason we need both space-based and sea-based anti-baalistic missile systems.
Obviously this kind of missile would be very fast from launch to target, but on our drawing boards somewhere certainly are an answer to such a missile. This has not really taken the Pentegon by surprise, if you read btween the lines of the Admiral’s statement to the Japanese paper.
Of course it would be considered an “act of war” but as you lose on the non nuclear level in the Pacific theatre, you lose your abiity to project power there and moving up the escalation chain quickly gets you to a point where nuclear weapons may be taking out our allies or our own cities. You don’t want to get to that point.
Can they hit the accompanying missile boats too.?
The Chinese are still a decade behind, and they are well aware of this fact.
Therefrom derives all the bluster about a game changing system, because there are big dogs on their street, and they really can not do anything about it..
Delete “may” replace with “won’t” and you will be correct.
That is, we have the despicable first black pResident to THANK for that, bill krintoon.
Too tired after a busy day WORKING unlike most bamster supporters.
Yep! From what I’ve been reading, one 1,000 pound bomb would take down the Three Gorges Dam.
Some of us are childishly optimistic. You don’t want to lose the carriers and be forced to consider attacking the Chinese mainland. Loss of the carriers prevents us from achieving our mission in the region, and risking a nuclear exchange is not where you want to be.
The price we’ve paid for handing China our manufacturing technology on a silver platter, just so fat ladies in stretchy pants can buy more chinese made crap at Walmart and Sears.
You think obamao has ANY desire to protect this country?
He is decimating our defensive capabilities and he WILL NOT do anything in the face of attack or provocation unless g. soros and the saudis tell him too.
He IS the enemy within and sooner or later the remaining patriots in our military are going to need to figure this out and DO something.
Illegal, non-constitutional orders are STILL illegal, non-constitutional orders.
obamao uber alles? I sure hope not.
any possibility that the w88 technology has been projected into this missile which is launched into space?
We better pack up and get our $hit out of there fast.
So you agree with the Kenyan Klown on nuclear disarmament?
I personally want our enemies to KNOW that we will nuke their ass if required.
From what I have read they are keeping butterflies away from the crap-ass dam.
Pop a carrier and see how the game changes.
With old Hope and Change in charge?
Too true. If China actually sank a carrier, which would either require a nuke or multiple strikes, it would be war. Picture more dead than Pearl Harbor or 9/11 and massive nuclear contamination.
I choose not to believe China is that stupid.
Not even close. That three Gorges Dam if they are lucky will last 10 years.
I assume commanders in theater would have some warning that their carrier was about to be incinerated. Do they have local authority to launch tactical nukes under a use'em or lose'em rationale?
They are not.
Those commanding a carrier group however, must assume that they are.
No one is going to surprise our navy with a mass attack again.
I’m sorry but some of you are dangerously ignorant of military reality.
You think I am somehow siding with obama because I don’t want our conventional weaknesses to lead to a nuclear exchange?? Did it ever occur to you that I don’t give a rat’s ass if we could just nuke China without consequences after they defeat us in Asia?
I guess it never occurred to you that a nuclear exchange includes them nuking us. You don’t have to get there if you don’t lose conventionally in the first place. You don’t want to get there. IMHO conventional weakness may eventually lead to a devastating nuclear war with the Chinese, or else a huge loss of our World position.
The main question especially in the realm of End Times, how will China play out in relation to Israel ? The same with North Korea. I know DPRK is going against Israel. Also ook at Venezuela as well with that sulfur smelling fat@$$.
We financed that new Chinese missile with 20 years of off-whoring our manufacturing to the Chinese.
I have said this before and I will say it again.....
If there is any justice in this world, I hope these Benedict Arnold manufacturing execs, that have been cashing fat bonus checks from their efficiency improving factories in China, will live long enough to see their grandchildren brought home with American flags draped over their caskets, after they are killed by the Chinese military that has been modernized from profits made at grandpas China factory. What goes around COMES AROUND!
And when you sow the wind you will reap the whirlwind.
Now I would like to post some more but I have to pop over to Wally World to buy a piece of crap or two made in China.
We have those missiles too; would Taiwan, Korea and Japan like some?
Thanks goes out to Misters Clinton and Walton. One for giving away the guidance technology that makes this possible and the other for supplying the funds to pay for it.
They pop a carrier, we pop Three Gorges Dam.
Never happen. Two words: collateral damage. If a snail darter might get hurt, then we will destroy all our weapons in fear of that hypothetical.
We won't even shoot gun wielding terrorists for fear they might step behind a woman and she might get blood splatter.
We aren't even a paper tiger.
Don’t we hear about China’s new “carrier-killer” missiles every couple years? I suppose I’m just remembering it as it goes through testing phases, but these latest articles give me a big deja vu.
Not with the Bambster in office he would never allow the collateral damage of taking out the dam. We would just retreat back to Hawaii and send a formal apology for our impertinence.
This particular “new missile” is so old ass frakin’ news it simply amazes the frak out of me that idiots are still writing articles on it. Good frakin’ grief! =.=
Is the 3 gorges dam more valuable than a supercarrier?
Nimitz Class carrier : 4.5 billion
3 Gorges Dam : 26 billion
If such a war were to occur, the Usurper would be very conflicted.