Missile plan gives Japan, US clout over Chinese navy, expert says

January 9, 2023

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New Japanese and U.S. missiles have the potential to overwhelm China’s powerful and rapidly growing navy in a conflict, according to a U.S. security expert.

Although China has grown its navy to more than 350 vessels and continues to build more, the two allies can produce many more missiles to strike at them, retired Marine Col. Grant Newsham, a senior researcher with the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo, said in an email Thursday.

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