Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor Debate and Tension

Amid China, Russia’s Opposition To THAAD In South Korea, Xi Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

China claimed it successfully carried out a land-based, mid-course anti-ballistic missile (ABM) technical test on June 19.  According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, the test is defensive and is not aimed at any country.  However, analysts claim the successful interception proved the reliability of the country’s anti-ballistic missile umbrella.