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Dissecting Kristensen’s and Norris’s China nuke report, one lie at a time

Posted on December 26, 2014


With funding from the anti-nuclear Ploughshares Fund and the New Land Foundation – whose goal is to disarm the US unilaterally – Hans M. Kristensen and Robert Norris of the FAS periodically publish a report claiming that China has only a few hundred nuclear warheads. In fact, even though they are rank amateurs who know […]

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How many nukes does China have? Who’s telling the truth?

Posted on December 25, 2014


How many nuclear weapons China possesses has been the subject of a fierce dispute since Professor Philip A. Karber and his students published a report in 2011 which concluded – based on China’s 3,000 mile long network of tunnels and bunkers – that China probably has thousands of warheads, possible up to 3,000. Analysts such […]

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China’s multi-warhead DF-41 ICBM likely to enter service next year

Posted on December 20, 2014


China has recently (on Dec. 13th) tested its newest ICBM, the DF-41, a missile capable of carrying up to 10 independently-targetable warheads. This was, of course, hardly the first test of this missile type. Deploying even small numbers of it will greatly increase the nuclear striking power of China’s Second Artillery Corps (SAC), the PRC’s […]

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Bad news for the US: China’s Military Is Getting Stronger Every Day

Posted on November 10, 2014


Two new articles recently cross-posted by the MissileThreat website further document China’s rapid military buildup and ascent to military parity with – on track to become military superiority over – the US. These articles are available here and here. The first article briefly narrates China’s recent development and (in most cases) introduction of many high-quality […]

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How many nuclear weapons does China have? I’m quoted in Proceedings

Posted on September 30, 2014


How many nuclear weapons does China have? This is currently a subject of dispute between those who attempt to assess the Chinese arsenal’s size soberly and objectively, and those who wish to downplay and deny the Chinese military threat. Captain David A. Adams, USN, Director of Initiatives at the US Seventh Fleet command, falls into the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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