China’s development of a ballistic missile able to attack ships could represent a “game-changer” for the U.S. Navy mindset in that region, says Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, as the Asian nation reasserts itself as a maritime Pacific power. “China wants to be able to influence what we’d call the first island chain... . It’s a defensive measure for the mainland,” Greenert testified April 25 before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “They call it their ‘near sea’ and ...
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