China boasts of new ICBM, the DF-41

This just in from the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington:

China Reform Monitor No. 987, September 10, 2012

On July 24 the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) strategic missile force, the Second Artillery Corps, test fired a state-of-the-art 10-warhead Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The military unit fired the missile toward the western desert thousands of miles from the Wuzhai Missile Test Center in Shanxi, the Chosan Ilbo reports. According to a military expert quoted in The Global Times: “The third generation ICBM equipped with multiple independent re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) is exactly the developing direction of the Second Artillery. Research is underway with the purpose of developing the next-generation ICBM that can hit targets anywhere in the world.” This is the first time state-owned media have acknowledged China is developing an ICBM equipped with multiple nuclear warheads that could defeat U.S. anti-missile defenses. The DF-41 has a range of 10,000-14,000 km, which would cover the entire U.S. Its predecessor, the DF-31, had a range of 7200-8000 km.

A bit more detail can be found at China Defense Mashup.

Perhaps Romney’s foreign policy and defense advisor gurus should do a little re-thinking. Ya think?

Did anyone notice if at the Demvention Slick Willie mentioned his role in the transfer of American missile and nuclear weapons technology to the Chinese?

Guess he was only following-up on Reagan-era policy.

Would you feel safer if you knew Obama had a real Social Security number? I know I would.

Have a nice day.


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