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Topic - Patrick Cronin
Increased activity at North Korea's main underground nuclear test site suggests that the rogue communist nation is preparing to conduct another illegal atomic weapons blast, according to a report by a Washington-based research institute.
"Taiwan should not put all of its economic eggs into the mainland's basket," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. "And as the recent protests in Taipei suggest, younger Taiwanese generally do not want to be absorbed into the mainland's economic system."
"The Navy has long had to fear carrier-killing capabilities," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the nonpartisan, Washington-based Center for a New American Security. "The emerging Chinese antiship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection and deliberately designed for that purpose."