03 Sep '15, 4pm

China’s Parade Puts US Navy on Notice

China’s Parade Puts US Navy on Notice

The parade in Beijing comes roughly 20 years after the Taiwan Strait missile crisis (July 1995 to March 1996). China's decision to conduct missile drills with SRBMs was in part an effort to disrupt Taiwan's first democratic presidential elections. The US deployed two aircraft carriers to monitor the crisis. In total, China fired 10 DF-15A SRBMs around the island. China took offense to the positioning of US aircraft carriers, and began to develop a means to hold at risk US carriers in future scenarios.

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/2015/09/03...

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