The Chinese DF-21D antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) presents a potential threat for U.S. aircraft carriers operating close to the coast of the Asian giant, according to a recent Pentagon report. “China has fielded DF-21D (ASBMs) specifically designed to hold adversary aircraft carriers at risk once they approach within 900 nm of the Chinese coastline,” the Pentagon says in its annual report to Congress on China, “Military and Security Developments Involving the ...

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