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One of these is Professor Arthur Ding, a research fellow at the China Politics Division at Tai-wan's National Chengchi University. Apart from this assignment, he also holds the position of a professor at the Political Warfare Cadres Academy in Taipei. Ding spoke to Asia Times Online on the DF-21D.

Asia Times Online: The DF-21D can strike US aircraft carriers and sink them in a very short time. Will this development have an impact on the naval balance in the East China Sea?

Arthur Ding: This is the ultimate goal China aims to achieve. But technically speaking, it's not feasible. That is because when the missile re-enters the atmosphere, its speed would be somewhere around Mach 7 [2,382.03 meters/second]. That is so fast that there would not be sufficient time to re-direct the warhead to hit an US aircraft carrier precisely. A carrier could only be hit indirectly by a special warhead, such as a fuel-air explosive.

AToL: How will the DF-21D affect Tai-wan's security situation?

AD: There's no doubt that China's military modernization does increase the risk for US involvement. Nevertheless, aircraft carriers are unlikely to be the only instruments the US will have at hand. As time goes by, many more weapons may be developed. If this is the case, China will be frustrated and disappointed if it's only focusing on scenarios involving aircraft carriers. Thus, the DF-21D mainly serves as a psychological deterrent for the US.

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Post time 2010-9-9 07:27:40 |Display all floors
Originally posted by antimatter at 2010-9-7 22:52
One of these is Professor Arthur Ding, a research fellow at the China Politics Division at Tai-wan's National Chengchi University. Apart from this assignment, he also holds the position of a profes ...




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Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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The IDEA of the DF-21 is to PUT FEAR in USA!
Just like MIRV, Star Wars, SSBN, SSN with cruise missiles puts fear on military planners everywhere!

They just NOT SURE if their counter measures would work!

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Post time 2010-9-9 12:40:29 |Display all floors

Cr@p from prof. Ding-Dong

Why wouldn't the DF 21 work?

It will be GUIDED by the latest guidance systems and will zero in on its target at about mach 7, accurate to the nearest metre and impossible to defend against. An aircraft carrier will have no time to escape in the few seconds it takes to strike from re-entry.

The fear of the Pentagon is totally justified.

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Post time 2010-9-9 12:45:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-9-8 20:26
The IDEA of the DF-21 is to PUT FEAR in USA!
Just like MIRV, Star Wars, SSBN, SSN with cruise missiles puts fear on military planners everywhere!

They just NOT SURE if their counter measures wo ...


Actually, if you've studied American/Anglo state of mentality as much as I had, you know that the initial rants that they give are authentic and for real.  The follow ups however are intimidation tactics. In the case of the DF-21, I suspect what it is is that they are attempting to get us to lose her cool, and in a mad rage, show off the capabilities of our DF-21. Purpose of this tactic: You know your enemy's capabilities, you take measures to come up with systems to defeat it...
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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That's why CIA work is so EXTENSIVE!
The Americans are really coool fellas!

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Post time 2010-9-10 05:42:22 |Display all floors

Asian Times Article - Passages Left Out By Anti-Matter

Like the DF-21D's earliest predecessor, the German V-2, a long-range World War II ballistic missile that the Nazis called a Wunderwaffe, China's anti-ship ballistic missile remains shrouded in mystery. Military experts from Washington to Taipei have been left guessing its exact capabilities. It is suggested that the missile's high-angle re-entry into the atmosphere, as well as its speed, make it almost impossible to defend against.

What further worries American defense analysts is that the Chinese apparently have the advantage of being able to screw on almost anything that's found in the PLA's warhead arsenals, such as HEAT shells, which are extremely efficient at penetrating steel, as well as cluster bombs, which eject smaller sub-munitions.

The Chinese could even destroy their opponents' electronic control systems - critical to the operation of ground vehicles and aircraft - by producing damaging current and voltage surges with the help of electromagnetic pulse bombs loaded into the DF-21D. Yet another option would be to fit a missile with a thermobaric fuel-air bomb. This warhead produces a blast wave of a very long duration, a feature that is useful in military applications where the attacker aims to increase the number of casualties and cause greater damage to infrastructure.

As a strong indication of how serious the US sees the threat of China's missiles, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently lamented that the DF-21D "has the ability to disrupt [American] freedom of movement and narrow our strategic options".

Among others, Taiwan has reason to be most concerned about China's apparent potential to deter US carriers from entering the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. The island is home to some of the world's most accomplished scholars who dedicate their careers to monitoring and researching China's security policy.

One of these is Professor Arthur Ding, a research
fellow at the China Politics Division at Taiwan's National Chengchi University台湾政治大学政治研究所研究员丁树范教授. Apart from this assignment, he also holds the position of a professor at the Political Warfare Cadres Academy in Taipei. Ding spoke to Asia Times Online on the DF-21D.

Asia Times Online: The DF-21D can strike US aircraft carriers and sink them in a very short time. Will this development have an impact on the naval balance in the East China Sea?

Arthur Ding: This is the ultimate goal China aims to achieve. But technically speaking, it's not feasible. That is because when the missile re-enters the atmosphere, its speed would be somewhere around Mach 7 [2,382.03 meters/second]. That is so fast that there would not be sufficient time to re-direct the warhead to hit an US aircraft carrier precisely. A carrier could only be hit indirectly by a special warhead, such as a fuel-air explosive.

AToL: How will the DF-21D affect Taiwan's security situation?

AD: There's no doubt that China's military modernization does increase the risk for US involvement. Nevertheless, aircraft carriers are unlikely to be the only instruments the US will have at hand. As time goes by, many more weapons may be developed. If this is the case, China will be frustrated and disappointed if it's only focusing on scenarios involving aircraft carriers. Thus, the DF-21D mainly serves as a psychological deterrent for the US.

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