Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance

In this July 25, 2010 photo, crew of the USS George Washington line up on the deck as the supercarrier leaves South Korea's southern port city of Pusan as part of four-day maneuvers, called "Invincible Spirit," involving 20 ships, 200 aircraft and about 8,000 U.S. and South Korean sailors, off the east coast of Korea. Credit: Eric Talmadge

“Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America’s virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.

China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China…”

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