February 11, 2020

As China expands navy, US begins stockpiling ship-killing missiles

Featuring Eric Sayers

Source: Defense News

Journalist David B. Larter

The stunning growth of the Chinese fleet over the past decade has prompted the U.S. Navy to plan a full-on buying spree of ship-killing missiles over the next five years, according to projections in the sea service’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget documents.

In his opening remarks before rolling out the Navy’s new spending request, the service’s budget director pointed directly at China’s expanding naval force as aiding U.S. budget priorities.

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Authors

  • Eric Sayers

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Eric Sayers is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Throughout his career, Mr. Sayers has worked ...