A new super weapon called the Carrier-Killer by China who developed it, does not pose a major threat to the United States according to Vice Admiral, Scott Van Buskirk, head of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the pacific.
"The Russians gave up on the same weapon some time ago. China now says that they can hit a moving target with the big weapon but the moving target just might, just might mind you, have a nuclear response ready aboard planes that would immediately take off. We practice that all the time. I don't think they would want to risk that."
Apparently pilots aboard the aircraft carrier's planes are always ready to take off within seconds of an order.
"There are two different shifts", added the Commander.
Van Vuskirk spoke while aboard the USS George Washington. He also hinted that there were other ways of bringing down the Dong Feng 21D missile without launching a nuclear counter-attack.
Still another commander, Admiral Steve Hunting back in Washington DC at the Pentagon at the moment, agreed with Van Vuskirk's assessment.
"We will have no problem with that big Dong missile being shot off. It's the Admiral's ship's namesake, The George Washington, that's in a lot more trouble these days. China has about as many dollars as we do."