February 07, 2017

China may be preparing for a crippling preemptive missile strike on US military bases

Featuring CDR Thomas Shugart, USN

Source: Business Insider

Journalist Alex Lockie

A new report by Thomas Shutgart on War On The Rocks details the disturbing level to which China appears to have planned out a crippling missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific should its interests in the region be threatened.

For some time analysts have noted that China seems to be tailoring its military to counter the US's. For example, Beijing tested its "carrier killer' ballistic missile on a model of a US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, while its own aircraft carrier is designed for coastal defense and will likely be destined for the South China Sea.

But Shutgart's investigation of satellite imagery comparing China's missile testing grounds with US bases in the region shows an eerie pattern. It appears that China's latest missile tests have all been geared towards knocking out US carriers, destroyers, and airfields in East Asia.

Read the full article at Business Insider.

  • CDR Thomas Shugart, USN