A Chinese Carrier Killing Missile


ht/ Drudge

The technical challenges still seem daunting, including the fact that ICBMs aren't designed for tactical precision strikes of relatively small (in oceanic terms) targets speeding at 30 knots. But the really troubling issue is this: ICBMs are strategic weapons. They're designed to carry nuclear weapons. Everyone knows they're designed to carry nukes, and to hurl them long distances (the strategic city-buster version of the DF-21 can reach the U.S. West Coast). So if the U.S. detects missiles hurtling over the Pacific on a sub-orbital trajectory, and NORAD has 15 minutes to decide whether it's a tactical strike on the Nimitz, or if Los Angeles is going to be vaporized...