Reputation of Chinese nuclear warheads to attack the United States within a decade will increase to more than 100 pieces
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LONDON, January 27 News: U.S. News 26-Press Web site published an article that the next decade or so China will have over 100 nuclear warheads to attack the United States.
U.S. Republican Congressman Mike that China’s nuclear arsenal a threat to the United States, prompting Congress to support its resolution No. 217 – which calls for Obama to pose a serious threat to China’s nuclear weapons, based on re- assess its ongoing nuclear talks between Russia. If the resolution to make a major security problem, then the U.S. government will listen to wise advice.
first glance, Resolution No. 217 is a very good reason, that the PLA for its “missile could reach the continental United States with 40 or more strategic nuclear warheads” and, this numbers in the next 15 years, may increase to 100 or more. The continued expansion of China’s nuclear arsenal is clearly not in line with U.S. interests.
However, the article pointed out that these warheads is almost impossible to pose a threat to U.S. national security. The current arms control treaties to limit the number of U.S. strategic nuclear warheads in 2200, while Washington will negotiate with Russia to further reduce its strategic nuclear warheads to between 1500-1675. However, the U.S. nuclear warheads to hit the Chinese mainland is the key: At present, the United States can reach the Chinese mainland, including 550 land-based nuclear warheads and the 1152 sea-based missile warheads, strategic bombers and 500 can be mounted warheads. Therefore, further reduction of nuclear warheads and will not weaken the U.S. ability to deter China.
The article said that in the next decade or so, China may indeed have hundreds of missiles to attack U.S. nuclear warheads, but only in the U.S. state of Montana dream a place on the deployment of 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and North Dakota also deployed another 150.
from China’s first nuclear test in 1964, the Chinese leaders have declared “no first use of nuclear weapons” policy. This commitment still applies today. In addition, China has always deploy the minimum number of nuclear weapons – its leaders believe that this can not only ensure that the nuclear deterrent, but also to avoid the United States and Russia suffered a political blackmail.
no indication that China has a tendency to attack the United States. In fact, the Beijing government has always said that when the United States and Russia to dismantle thousands of nuclear warheads left over from the Cold War and make earnest efforts of the time, it will reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals. (Compiled: Spring)