IQ: In a move to counter the US, China has developed anti-ship ballistic missiles to exploit weaknesses in the US Navy.
With the development of this new weapon, the ASBM would be the world’s first such weapon that could neutralize aircraft carriers from long distance. Defending such a weapon would prove extremely difficult since it’s deployment would come from land based mobile launchers. The US military could conceivably view this as a major escalation and counter it with a buildup of pre-emptive weapons in Asia, however, China is betting heavily on the current administration’s lack of will to combat such military moves abroad.
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