Wednesday, June 21

China Continues To Roll Out New Weapons

Why is it that we are not outraged about this?

(Janes)China's new Dong Feng-31 (CSS-9) road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is expected to enter service during 2006, followed by the extended-range DF-31A version in 2007, said the 2006 edition of the US Department of Defense's (DoD's) annual report on Chinese military capabilities. Both missiles will enter service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Second Artillery
And what is the PLA Second Artillery?
The Second Artillery Force

¡¡¡¡The Second Artillery Force of the PLA was established on July 1, 1966. It is composed of the ground-to-ground strategic nuclear missile force, the conventional operational-tactical missile force, and the support units. The strategic nuclear missile force, under the direct command of the CMC, constitutes the main part of China's limited nuclear counterattack capability. It is equipped with land-based strategic nuclear missile systems. Its primary missions are to deter the enemy from using nuclear weapons against China, and, in the case of a nuclear attack by the enemy, to launch an effective counterattack in self-defense independently or jointly with the strategic nuclear forces of other services, at the order of the supreme command. The conventional operational-tactical missile force is equipped with conventional operational and tactical missile systems. Its task is to carry out fire assaults with conventional missiles.
Things that make you hmmm.