THE MISSILE MESSAGE


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Issue 334 - 05 Apr 1988
The acquisition by Saudi Arabia of Chinese-made surface-to-surface missiles introduces yet one more complicating strategic element into the already anarchic military situation in the Middle East. The CSS-2 class missile, named "Dong Feng" (East Wind) by the Chinese, has a range of about 2,200 miles. Sited in the kingdom, it is capable of reaching most parts of the region, including Tel Aviv, Tehran and Aden.

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