The conflict in the South China Sea between China and now, the United States is far from over. This time, China threatens the U.S with its newest publicized missile that could hit major US military installations in Guam. The missile is now dubbed as the “Guam Killer”.
The long-range missile, which is the newest in the series of missile installations from China, is capable of hitting a target as far as 3,400 miles. That means, it could potentially hit vital military facilities in US-controlled island in the Pacific Ocean, Guam.
Sensing a potential risk, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recently issued a warning of the possible threat that this long-range missile poses to U.S defense installations. Although the missile could not reach the mainland U.S, the fact that the country’s naval installations in the region and its allies are within the missile’s reach, is enough to raise a warning.
In a recently issued report, as reported by the CNN, the missile’s distance with China’s ballistic missile only shows that the risk that China’s ballistic missile program is posing continues to increase. Hence, the country couldn’t afford any miscalculations.
“Foremost among China’s military assets capable of reaching Guam, the DF-26 IRBM represents the culmination of decades of advancements to China’s conventional ballistic missile forces. China’s commitment to continuing to modernize its strike capabilities indicates the risk will likely grow going forward,” an excerpt of the report reads as reported by the CNN.
Just recently, a Chinese news website CRJ reported that China has found ally from all 22 Arab countries where world leaders in the region, for the first time, indirectly participated in the issue. During the recently concluded China-Arab Cooperation Forum, leaders from all Arab countries echo the same comment that the negotiations must only be limited to countries that are parties on the issue.
China recently lambasted the U.S’ presence in the South China Sea, especially when it launched patrol activities in the name of the so-called ‘freedom of navigation’ campaign.