- According to defense sources, China will test her new
nuclear weapons design capacity by the end of July 1999. The Chinese Army
Second Artillery Corp. is planning to test launch their latest Dong-Feng
(East Wind) 31 missile in celebration of the 1949 take over of China by
Mao. The DF-31 is reported to be able to deliver three, newly developed,
lightweight, 90 Kiloton nuclear warheads to any target in America.
- The Chinese DF-31 is a road mobile, nuclear tipped SCUD
like missile, that is nearly impossible to find, much less destroy. It
is intended to counter the USAF B-2 bomber in a "limited" nuclear
war scenario where China and the U.S. would only kill a few million people
on each side. If deployed in large numbers, the DF-31 could pose a significant
first strike theat against stationary military targets inside the U.S.
homeland, such as the MX missile fields and the single B-2 bomber base.