China’s Close-Range And Short-Ranges Missiles: A Forgotten Threat?

January 9, 2023


This is the latest installment in my – and 19FortyFive’s – ongoing series on Red Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA’s) ballistic missile capabilities. As previously noted, I was inspired to pen this series after attending the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s (VOC)’s annual China Forum in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago.

In the first two parts of this series, I/we covered (1) the PLA’s intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and (2) intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) and medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs). Following the logical downsize progression on the size and power scale, now we shall talk about close-range ballistic missiles (CRBMs) and short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs).

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