China Mobilizes DF-26 Missiles in Response to Warship Passage

DF-26 medium-range ballistic in military parade held in Beijing, 2015.
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(From The Washington Free Beacon)

China has mobilized nuclear-capable intermediate-range missiles in response to the passage of a Navy warship near disputed islands in the South China Sea this week, according to state-run Chinese media.

The long-range, anti-ship ballistic missile known as the DF-26—dubbed the “Guam-killer” because of its ability to strike targets on the U.S. western Pacific island—was moved in northwestern China, China Central Television reported Wednesday.

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