Expert: China Preparing to Target U.S. Aircraft Carriers

Paul Joseph Watson

“Mutually Assured Destruction” guiding hypersonic missile policy in Washington & Beijing

China’s new hypersonic missile vehicle is primarily designed to target U.S. aircraft carriers, military expert Chen Hu told the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) in yet another admission of Beijing’s increasingly hostile geopolitical posturing.

Expert China Preparing to Target U.S

The WU-14, a hypersonic glide vehicle which can penetrate missile defense systems by traveling at up to ten times the speed of sound, underwent its first test flight earlier this month.

Despite assurances by China’s defense ministry that the new vehicle was not aimed at any particular country, Chinese military expert Chen Hu told state media that the system, “can surely be used against US carriers in any region around the globe” and that it was “designed to strike large military targets including US aircraft carriers.”

Noting that the development of the vehicle was necessary in order to maintain the balance of power in East Asia, Chen said that its purpose is to prevent the United States from using its hypersonic weapons against China, adding that the Cold War-era doctrine of “mutually assured destruction” is guiding policy both in Washington and Beijing.

Last year, China reportedly sunk a mock U.S. aircraft carrier utilizing the DF-21D anti-ship missile, dubbed the “carrier killer,” during a wargame which took place in the Gobi Desert.

Bellicose rhetoric directed at the United States by China has intensified in recent months in light of heightened tensions over the disputed Senkaku Islands.

Last month, Beijing bragged that its first aircraft carrier combat task force, led by the inaugural Liaoning warship, matched anything the United States had to offer.

A lengthy editorial which appeared in Chinese state media last month explained how the Chinese military’s current reformation process was part of a move by President Xi Jinping to prepare the People’s Liberation Army for war in response to US aggression in the Asia Pacific, developments which have prompted “major changes” in China’s national security situation.

Beijing has also pontificated about China’s ability to attack US military bases in the Western Pacific, as well as releasing a map showing the locations of major U.S. cities and how they would be impacted by a nuclear strike launched from the PLA’s strategic submarine force.

3 Responses

  1. DocNo says:

    Paul, Why are you trying to stir things up? China advancing their military is a no-no while US surrounds China with military bases aggressively and advancing their own nukes is fine and dandy? You use the word “brag”, Chinese military personnel don’t “brag” or maybe you took it upon yourself to be the translator and falsify the truth?

  2. Archie1954 says:

    US aircraft carriers are an anachronism and subject to being blown out of the water by new technologically superior missiles. China is telling the US in a very real and substantive way that its sole command of the seas is over and that the US had better get used to it.

    • John Cook says:

      I agree Archie, in fact I think the vulnerability of Carriers to Russian SunBurn missiles owned by Iran is one of the reasons the Yanks backed off. I also agree that large war ships in general are obsolete, combine cheap ultra fast missiles with the reality of micro-nukes and it’s obvious.

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