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Russia Tried to Build Carrier-Killer Missiles Decades Ago (And Failed)

Michael Peck Security, Asia What does that mean for China? China's development of anti-ship ballistic missiles has raised fears that U.S. aircraft carriers are in mortal danger. By using converted intermediate-range ballistic missiles, originally designed to carry nuclear warheads to destroy cities, China might sink U.S. carriers from 1,000 or even 2,000 miles away. Yet the Soviets had the same idea back in 1962—and concluded it wasn't feasible, according a trove of recently declassified CIA translations of Soviet professional military journals.
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