3 Chinese Weapons of War the U.S. Navy Should Fear – The National Interest
The U.S. Navy has a problem. The amount of threats it faces when it comes to ensuring the global commons remain open and free keep multiplying. Most of them come from what we have dubbed anti-access/area-denial strategies and weapons systems. Nations like China, Iran, Russia and in some respects North Korea and various non-state actors all want to raise the costs for Washington’s naval assets to operate near their coasts in the event of a crisis or war. And with the diffusion of cheaper weapons that only American and its allies held years ago– such as various types of cruise and ballistic missiles, mines, subs, and other weapons– Washington is working hard to find ways to negate such challenges.