The head of the American Ministry of defense mark Esper in the TV channel Fox News on Wednesday commented on August 18 test launches of cruise missiles in the range of prohibited repealed by the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. According to the head of the military Department, the United States wanted to make sure that they have at their disposal to counter China. That’s what the head of the Pentagon explained the necessity of testing.
He stated, answering the question of whether to take these tests as a «signal to China, Russia, North Korea.» Washington for the implementation of such containment need to have «the possibility of attacking China from the middle range,» added Esper.
Earlier it was reported that the United States experienced a new kind of rocket. It happened after the Washington Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF), which prohibits such tests.