Nuclear Spelunking in China

Consider this from Wednesday’s “Inside the Ring” report from Bill Gertz :

China military report upgraded

The Senate version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill contains language that would require the Pentagon to highlight China’s growing cyberwarfare and strategic nuclear capabilities.


China’s nuclear forces also would be highlighted under the bill, including the size and state of China’s nuclear stockpile, its nuclear strategy, and data on its missile and warhead developments.

Also, for the first time, the Pentagon would include details on Chinese efforts to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons – the disabling electronic effect of a nuclear blast that China is thought to be developing as a dedicated weapon.

The Senate bill is seeking “a discussion of any significant uncertainties or knowledge gaps surrounding China’s nuclear-weapons program and the potential implications of any such knowledge gaps for the security of the United States and its allies.”

That provision was disclosed through a Georgetown University arms-control project studying China’s so-called Underground Great Wall that includes 3,000 miles of tunnels dedicated for nuclear weapons.

“…3,000 miles of tunnels dedicated for nuclear weapons”? Nothing to see here, folks. Move along, please. It’s all just a bunch of hooey. Right?

Considering also that China has obtained, in one fashion or another, essentially all of the latest satellite, missile, and nuclear weapon design technologies from the U.S., well, there’s no telling how much more militarily capable they’ll end up — or already are — than the Ruskies ever were. Not to worry though, the Chinese would never risk damaging their trade and creditor relationship with America, would they?

And we just keep feeding that alligator.


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