Parade Appearance Signals DF-41 ICBM Is Operational

BEIJING—Sixteen vehicles purporting to be road-mobile launchers for DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles appeared in China’s National Day parade on Oct. 1, sending a signal that the weapon is operational. The missiles were not visible, since they would be inside the launchers’ canisters—if...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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