A highly accurate Chinese ballistic missile capable of threatening U.S. and Japanese bases in Asia has made its latest appearance at recent Rocket Force drills. The medium-range DF-16 featured in a video posted last week on the Defense
Ministry’s website showing the missiles aboard their 10-wheeled mobile launch vehicles being deployed in deep forest

during exercises over the just-concluded Lunar New Year holiday. While the Rocket Force boasts an extensive armory of missiles of various ranges, the DF-16 fills a particular role in extending China’s reach over waters it seeks to control within what it calls the “first-island chain.” READ MORE