China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread

Discussion in 'Strategic Defense' started by peace_lover, Nov 4, 2005.

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    I wasn't aware the DF41 was operational yet. Although China does go out of its way to obscure its nuclear developments, so it may indeed be operational, but I prefer to err on the side of caution and assume it isn't for now.
     
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    How official are the range estimates of 11,000km+?
     
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    I don't think PLARF releases actual specs on strategic assets, but the US DoD says the following - https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2016 China Military Power Report.pdf

     
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    Does China have enough nuclear weapons that can
    1. survive a first strike by the U.S.?
    2. penetrate the U.S. missile defense to deliver sufficient damage to prevent a first strike?

    I doubt it. Considering that China was subject to nuclear blackmail several times in its recent history, I think China's policy makers should err on the side of over-capability and build up a credible second strike capability as soon as possible - with China's current economical strength, there are no compelling reasons not to do so.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_blackmail
     
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    there is no nuclear blackmail toward China since China has had nuclear weapon
     
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    China's advancing HGV will put all that so called "US first strike and nuclear blackmail" to mute. By the way I believe the US doesn't do first nuclear strike upon anybody unless they get attacked first (by nukes).
     
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    But it's the future that I worry about, especially in the case of Taiwan crisis. There are always hawks among America's policy makers and advocates of America's policies that harbor some very dangerous intentions.

    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2006-03-01/rise-us-nuclear-primacy
     
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    HGV will certainly mitigate the problem, but it cannot eliminate it without sufficient quantity. As for the first strike policy of the U.S., I'm not sure that's the case as you stated. Please see "The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy" in the previous post. Remember the U.S. is the only one that actually used nuclear weapons.
     
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    Guess what? tillerson just calls for blockage of man-made island.
    China official paper in response , calls for war against US.

    Are you ready??
    Wake up, smell the coffee!
     
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    Sigh, you are so fixated upon this. What "China official paper", Global Times again? No that does not count. Didn't I tell you come back to me only when the People's Daily editorial changes tone?

    If you want to dance as the Global Times or Tillerson speak, well, that's your choice.
     
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