A U.S. land-based anti-ship missile (ASM) network in the Asia-Pacific could help neutralize China in the region, a recent Rand report says. “A land-based ASM capability would be relatively easy to create in the U.S. armed forces and could be seen as a 21st-century extension of the Army’s earlier coastal defense role,” Rand says in its report, released earlier this month. “It would need to operate as part of a joint effort,” Rand notes. “In general, it would require access to other ...


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