China Begins Amassing Weapons For Strike In Western Pacific
August 17, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Congress has received reports that China has been amassing what are being dubbed “anti-access” missiles, which they plan on using in a strike against Taiwan and U.S. forces in the Pacific.
The annual report on China’s defense described submarines, warplanes and missiles being moved into the region, where the nation has long since dissented to U.S. presence in the Pacific.
“China is fielding an array of conventionally armed ballistic missiles, ground- and air-launched land-attack cruise missiles, special operations forces, and cyberwarfare capabilities to hold targets at risk throughout the region,” the Washington Times quoted the report.
This comes amidst growing tension with China, as the U.S. and South Korea continue with war games and military drills, which North Korea has been threatened “severest punishment” for.
The increasing power of Beijing, with reports of an increasing military arsenal, a massive military, and a growing economy which has just passed up Japan as the second largest in the world, is causing some concern as relations sour, and they show increasing support for nations like North Korea.
If they make a move toward Taiwan, which seems to be a relevant threat, the U.S. will become involved, and the new weaponry seems to be a response to this risk.