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Did you read about the new game changing weapon?

Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.

China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

EDITOR'S NOTE — The USS George Washington supercarrier recently deployed off North Korea in a high-profile show of U.S. sea power. AP Tokyo News Editor Eric Talmadge was aboard the carrier, and filed this report.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:54 AM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Our military isn't falling behind just because we haven't publicized the military technologies we are working on. There is no more reason to be afraid of China than there is to be afraid of Canada.

    Inciting fear in the masses is a huge part of the military industrial complex in which we live. Don't drink the kool-aid...there is nothing to be afraid of.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 11:45 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • We have China doing this and Democrats wanting to cut our defense. Makes sense.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:30 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • This kind of stuff scares the crap out of me. :(
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:57 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Honestly, I'm not going to be hugely concerned at the moment. The Republicans will be in charge in the not to distant future and they will "catch up" the military again...this fall behind/catch up thing is an old routine. Besides, if there is an "act of war" on their part they won't be able to collect the b'zillions we owe them.

    I don't like that China will have this kind of weapon because I don't trust them. They are too cozy with Russia imo. But, with China's economy weakening military expense can be a huge drain..look what happened to the Soviet Union.

    Thanks for the interesting article though sweet, the weapon is pretty cool.

    The US has some cool stuff in development if we can continue to get the funding for it...imagine space lasers!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:12 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Bad for us.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Sweet, you are just a fountain of joy sometimes!

    Ugh
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 10:11 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Are you saying there is no waste in our defense?

    No, but they don't cut the waste.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:46 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • WTF, right back atcha sweet! Clinton gutted our military and it took a lot to bring us back to the level where we needed to be. Democrats have a history of cutting the military..research it yourself. The Republicans come in and bring it all back up.

    There are wastes...there always is if the govt is involved..I'm not saying that makes it right though...

    Cutting defense in today's world is a very stupid thing to do though. Besides the defense industry is the only industry the US has left. It makes sense to support it.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:16 PM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Bump!
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:57 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • me to lovingsahmommy......
    ShelbysHope

    Answer by ShelbysHope at 10:00 AM on Aug. 6, 2010