Thursday, December 30, 2010

U.S. Pacific Command Commander Says China's "Aircraft Carrier Killer" Missile Has Achieved Initial Operational Capability

File photo of Adm. Willard

The country should be focusing on what is going in Asia instead of the Middle East and Afghanistan. China is getting to the point where it may decide to call in the debts that the United States owes. It isn't building up its military capabilities for nothing. According to Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, China has developed an anti-ship ballistic missile that can destroy an aircraft carrier.

Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said he believes that China aspires to become a "global military (power)" by extending its influence beyond its regional waters.

Willard also said he believes that China's anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) system, known as "aircraft carrier killer," has achieved initial operational capability (IOC), even though "it will continue to undergo testing for several more years."

The full text of the Admiral's interview can be read at

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