The launch of the US cruise missile on San Nicolas Island on Sunday. Photo: AP

US cruise missile test will start a new arms race, says China

  • Test of ground-launched missile on island off California will help develop intermediate-range capabilities, US says
  • Russia also on alert as test hints at Washington’s changing priorities after recent arms treaty withdrawal
Topic |   China military

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The launch of the US cruise missile on San Nicolas Island on Sunday. Photo: AP
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US Department of Defence conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island on Monday. Photo: AFP

New arms race fears as China and Russia blast US over missile test

  • US conducts flight test of a cruise missile, sending a signal of determination to develop intermediate-range capabilities
  • Comes weeks after pulling out of a treaty with Russia that barred testing and deploying such technology
Topic |   United States

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US Department of Defence conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island on Monday. Photo: AFP
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