China Tests Intermediate Range Missile

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Chinese military successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula. The test took place recently in the Bohai Gulf and “achieved the intended result.”

The Bohai Gulf lies just west of the Yellow Sea, which separates China from the Korean Peninsula.

The Chinese weapon tested was a DF-26 intermediate range missile being developed to sink warships.

However, while the DF-26 could be useful against THAAD, China also has several other missiles that are up to the task.

China opposes the system, known by its acronym, THAAD, because its radars are allegedly capable of peering deep into China, allowing the U.S. and its allies to better detect rocket launches and aircraft movements.

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