Skip to comments.(Mainland Chinese) Experts: China's nuclear stockpile not a threat (though we are rapidly building more and dramatically improving all our systems, everywhere. But don't worry. Oh, and we don't want to sign that new agreement)
Posted on 09/01/2020 10:48:10 PM PDT by cba123
In its first public estimate of China's nuclear capacity, the Pentagon said Tuesday that within a decade Beijing will double the number of warheads in its stockpile, which is currently "in the low 200s".
But even with the increase, that number is "far smaller" than that of the United States and Russia, respectively 3,800 and 4,300, and should serve to discourage Washington from dragging Beijing into the trilateral arms control negotiations, several US experts have said.
"China's nuclear forces will significantly evolve over the next decade as it modernizes, diversifies, and increases the number of its land-, sea-, and air-based nuclear delivery platforms," the US Department of Defense (DoD) said in its annual report to Congress.
"Over the next decade, China will expand and diversify its nuclear forces, likely at least doubling its nuclear warhead stockpile," it said.
The estimate is smaller than that claimed by some US politicians who have said China has "many more than 300" nuclear warheads.
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Rapidly. America badly underestimates them.
Why are you posting Red Chinese propaganda?
Did you read it?
Why should I read it? It’s state propaganda. Have to compare it to verified intelligence to see what kind of veracity is in it.
Yes it is state propoganda.
Absolutely. And America has a LOT of people, who are COMPLETELY sold out to them.
That is my point.
Yes, it’s all true. But that doesn’t mean we’re powerless or inactive on that front.
Thanks free traitors. Yet another Chinese weapon system we’re paying for just so you can save $.10 on a Chinese made paintbrush.
So far, we aren’t doing much, from what I’ve seen.
We are running MASSIVE trade deficits, with China.
Go back under your rock........ I find your post very offensive
In what way?
The use of the term “freetraitor” is aimed directly at Freepers who engage in world trade contrary to your very narrow minded isolationist views
America exists because of traders who have sold their goods all over the world. The very word “Yankee Trader” was coined to describe Americans and their great clipper ships.
No, you can't fix it. If it was made in china, you can only throw it away.
The Clintons gave China our nuclear technology. Still, it is a challenge to build more bombs. Part of the problem is that the Chinese see nuclear war as just population control.
And building the communists' military power with our consumer dollars is just plain stupid, no matter how much we save on their products.
If the past atrocities weren't enough to show what communism is, their cover up of the Covid-19 outbreak and the damage it has caused should. If you think that $.10 you saved on a Chinese made paintbrush makes up for all of that, then run with it.
You have gullibly accepted the proposition that American corporations and individuals promote the practices you describe.
By using the term, you are effectively anti America
And I don't care if they don't outwardly promote slave labor, which they obviously couldn't, because it doesn't excuse them from using it.
What does “Jane’s” defense weekly have to say?
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