Three years after China used the Taiwan Straits as a testing range for a score of its M-9 missiles, Taiwanese defense officials are once again alarmed by news that Beijing is continuing deployments of M-9 and M-11 short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in three of China's southern coastal provinces. In March 1996, when President Clinton ordered two carrier groups to patrol the Taiwan Straits, there were only 30-50 such missiles in China's coastal regions. Today, there are an ...

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