The U.S. Air Force’s highest ranking officers have publicly and privately expressed alarm at China’s newest air missile, the PL–15, with one general asking outright at a public forum: “How do we counter that?” Gen. Herbert Carlisle, the head of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, expressed concerns on at least two public occasions about China’s new missile, which touts a high-tech radar seeker and extremely powerful motor that allows it to strike at targets more than 60 miles away. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts!
“Look at our adversaries and what they’re developing, thinks like the PL–15 and the range of that weapon,” he said, during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., reported by the Daily Beast. His remarks were delivered the same day China teset-fired the weapon. “How do we counter that and where are we going to do to continue to meet that threat?” he asked, the news outlet said. FULL REPORT