The increasing tension between the United States and China has been no secret in recent years, but now satellite evidence appears to indicate that China is preparing for a crippling, pre-emptive missile strike in the Pacific. The evidence gleaned from Chinese rocket battery training grounds is easy to miss at first, until the pattern emerges from the targets.
Across numerous training grounds, the rocket targets are clearly designed to imitate the shape and dimensions of United States military targets. Thomas Shugart describes in his report War on the Rocks how the training areas are configured to replicate US bases, aircraft carriers, airstrips and refueling stations with an eerie precision. READ MORE