A PLA Navy nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic-missile submarine takes part in a military display in the South China Sea in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
Emanuele Scimia
Opinion

Opinion

Emanuele Scimia

Does the US really need land-based missiles in the Asia-Pacific?

  • The collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty could see the US strengthening land-based missile defences, forcing China into an arms race
  • But many observers question the need for such defences when the US already has a big advantage with its air and sea-launched missiles in the region

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A PLA Navy nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic-missile submarine takes part in a military display in the South China Sea in April 2018. Photo: Reuters
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