The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

In ad­di­tion to hun­dreds of road-mo­bile and silo-based mis­siles of different sizes, ranges and tra­jec­to­ries, China is also de­vel­op­ing a nu­clear-armed bal­lis­tic mis­sile fired from un­der­neath a bomber.

De­fense In­tel­li­gence Agency Di­rec­tor Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ash­ley made the un­usual dis­clo­sure of the air­launched bal­lis­tic mis­siles in tes­ti­mony to the Se­nate Armed Ser­vices Com­mit­tee last Tues­day.

“The [Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army] is also de­vel­op­ing and fielding nu­mer­ous ad­vanced, long-range land-at­tack and anti-ship cruise mis­siles, some ca­pa­ble of reach­ing su­per­sonic speeds, and op­er­ated from ground, air, ship and sub­ma­rine plat­forms,” Gen. Ash­ley stated. “Th­ese ca­pa­bil­i­ties are be­ing aug­mented with two new air­launched bal­lis­tic mis­siles, one of which may in­clude a nu­clear pay­load.”

Air-launched bal­lis­tic mis­siles are new weapons

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