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U.S. Forces Operate in Chinese Missile Envelope

Created on February 24, 2015

U.S. Forces Operate in Chinese Missile Envelope

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Note: Though not shown, China also possesses the ability to strike targets within the continental United States with its inventory of nuclear warhead-equipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The CSS–3/DF–4, with a range of 5,400 km, can reach Alaska, while the DF–31A (11,000 km) and DF–5 (13,000 km) ICBMs can reach the entire U.S. Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2014, April 24, 2014, p. 85, http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_DoD_China_Report.pdf (accessed January 13, 2015).

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