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Denying the China threat is becoming more and more difficult

Posted on July 3, 2014


As the Chinese military threat grows, it is becoming more and more difficult for the enemies of a strong American defense to deny that threat – not that they’ll stop trying. But now the evidence of the gravity of the Chinese military threat is so overwhelming that it’s impossible to deny that threat and retain […]

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Posted in Air combat, Naval affairs, Threat environment | 2 Comments »

Danish pacifist Hans Kristensen lies about China’s submarines again

Posted on April 27, 2014


Hans M. Kristensen, a lifelong Danish pacifist and advocate of the West’s unilateral disarmament since his earliest youth days, now an anti-nuclear hack at the FAS, seems to be bored these days. He has just penned another blogpost where he stubbornly denies and understates the Chinese nuclear threat, despite all the evidence that the threat […]

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Posted in Naval affairs, Nuclear deterrence, Threat environment | Leave a Comment »

Rebutting John Mearsheimer: China’s Military Is NOT Inferior To That Of The US

Posted on March 11, 2014


Satellite photos of the entrances to China’s secret, underground submarine bases in Sanya (Hainan Island) and Jianggezhuang (near Qingdao). Photo credit: Federation of American Scientists and Google Earth. In a recent article for the “National Interest” magazine, UChicago professor John Mearsheimer, who is best known for advocating that the US dump Israel as an ally, falsely claims that “China’s military is inferior […]

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Posted in Air combat, Defense spending, Media lies, Military issues, Naval affairs | Leave a Comment »

Rebuttal of Stratfor’s false claims on China’s nukes

Posted on November 22, 2013


The open-sources-based Stratfor think-tank has recently published an article on China’s ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) that downplays the threat these submarines, and China in general, pose to the US. Because of this, and because it contains numerous factual errors, I’ve decided to pen this rebuttal. The article begins by repeating the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s […]

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Posted in Nuclear deterrence | 7 Comments »

China acquires the Tu-22M production line; intends to build 36 bombers

Posted on January 2, 2013


Well, lookie here. China Times reports that the PRC has bought the Tu-22M production line from Russia and intends to build at least 36 Tu-22MB bombers domestically. Because China lacks some of the components for these aircraft, it will import them from Russia, a willing seller. Thus, China will, by the end of this decade, have […]

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The REAL size of China’s nuclear arsenal

Posted on November 26, 2012


Originally published on ConservativeDailyNews on November 12th, 2012. How big is China’s nuclear arsenal? This is a hotly-disputed issue today. Liberal advocates of Western disarmament, such as Daryl Kimball, Tom Collina, Jeffrey Lewis and Hans Kristensen (a lifelong Danish pacifist who now lives in the US) and their organizations claim (without any evidence or any […]

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Posted in Military issues, World affairs | 1 Comment »

How big is China’s nuclear arsenal?

Posted on November 5, 2012


How big is China’s nuclear arsenal? Arms control advocates such as Jeffrey Lewis of the “Center for Nonproliferation Studies” (he was previously with the Soros-funded New America Foundation) believe that it consists of only a few hundred (240-400) warheads. In fact, this has become an article of religious faith for arms control advocates. US intelligence agencies […]

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How many submarines do China and Russia have?

Posted on November 4, 2012


One of the ways in which China is growing its military muscle – which has already matched America’s in most respects – is the buildup of its submarine fleet. It is also one of China’s assymetric ways of becoming a military match, and a future superior, for the US, and of defeating the US in […]

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Posted in Military issues, World affairs | 3 Comments »

China opposes nuclear disarmament, destroys “nuclear-free world” notions

Posted on September 14, 2012


China’s official government newspapers – i.e. mouthpieces for the Chinese Communist regime – have openly declared that China should and will not only retain but even grow its already large nuclear arsenal, including the number of warheads (total and deployed), missiles, and other delivery systems. Moreover, one of these government newspapers has even stated China […]

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What to do about Russia and China

Posted on July 10, 2012


As everyone should know by now, the Obama Administration and the Democrats in Congress are busy unilaterally cutting (and gutting) America’s defense through deep budget cuts, sequestration, unilateral nuclear and conventional arsenal cuts, cancellation of weapon tests, cancellation of missile defense programs, and other means. At the same time, they’re appeasing Russia and China, making […]

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