Bombs in the Box: China’s Trojan Horse Navy

Missiles hidden on container ships could soon be in a port near you


Thomas “T.X.” Hammes was a senior Marine Corps intelligence officer in 2010 when he first learned that Russia was marketing a long-range hypersonic cruise-missile system that could be hidden inside a standard international shipping container. Intrigued by this simple innovation that could turn any merchant vessel into a deadly military platform, Hammes …

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