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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Anti-ship cruise missile is China's deadliest weapon: US expert

Chinese YJ-83 cruise missileAnti-ship cruise missiles like the YJ-83 will pose the largest threat to the United States and its security partners in the Western Pacific, Associate professor Lyle Goldstein from the US Naval War College writes in an article for the Washington-based National Interest magazine on Jan. 22.

Goldstein said the outcome of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina in 1982 would have been different if Argentina possessed between 50 to 100 Exocet anti-ship cruise missiles.

However, it lost the war because it only had five Exocets to take on the British task force sent to reclaim the islands in the South Atlantic following the Argentine invasion.

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