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    China's military buildup has made impressive gains that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People’s Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress made public Wednesday.

    “Militarily, China’s sustained modernization program is paying visible dividends,” the report said. “During 2010, China made strides toward fielding an operational anti-ship ballistic missile, continued work on its aircraft carrier program, and finalized the prototype of its first stealth aircraft.”

    While the report cautioned that the Chinese military continues to have gaps in key military capabilities and has large amounts of outdated hardware and a lack of operational experience, it concluded that the People’s Liberation Army “is steadily closing the technological gap with modern armed forces.”

    By the end of this decade, China will be able to project military power and sustain a modest-sized force of naval and ground forces for smaller conflicts “far from China,” an assessment not included in earlier Pentagon reports.

    China recently began sea-trials of a refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier and is developing a unique anti-ship ballistic missile to target ships at sea, the report said.
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    Their new Anti Ship missile is looking pretty scary. It could effectively force our carriers to remain out of range to support Taiwan in the event of an invasion.
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    yeah...and we have Clinton to thank for that :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post


    yeah...and we have Clinton to thank for that :/
    The white walls are a nice touch on the missile truck!:)
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The white walls are a nice touch on the missile truck!:)
    Hey, any missile capable of sinking a floating city should roll around in style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The white walls are a nice touch on the missile truck!:)
    I bet it's got fuzzy dice too :D
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    but but but china isn't a threat!!11!!!!1!!
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    What? They have gunpowder now :eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Their new Anti Ship missile is looking pretty scary. It could effectively force our carriers to remain out of range to support Taiwan in the event of an invasion.
    Not really. The SS-N-22 Sunburn has a max range of 65 nautical miles. It's going to be a bitch for the Chinese Navy to get close enough to launch their Sunburns considering just how layered the defence of the modern US CVN is today.
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