THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – RED CHINA – NUCLEAR EXPANSIONISM:
The US Department of Defense in its annual report of 2015 informed the US Congress on Red China’s nuclear capabilities apart from its advances in conducting conventional warfare. Special Frontier Force has been assisting US in monitoring Red China’s nuclear activities after it conducted its first Nuclear Test on October 16, 1964 at Lop Nor, inside Occupied Tibet. It is the only site Red China uses for its nuclear tests. It is important to remember that US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed for the first Limited or Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty during 1963. Since that time United States is making a steady progress on Nuclear Disarmament issue with full cooperation from the Soviet Union and later Russia.
I ask my readers to recognize the role played by Soviet Premier Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev(April 17, 1894 to September 11, 1971) in curbing Red China’s nuclear ambitions. Khrushchev was the USSR Communist Party Secretary from 1956 and its Premier from 1958 to 1964. In 1956, in the 20th Communist Party Congress, he gave his famous six-hour “Secret Speech” denouncing “The Crimes of the Stalin Era.” After the US, Britain, France, and Soviet Union Geneva Summit Conference in July 1955, he formulated a policy of “Peaceful Coexistence” with the West. He traveled to the US in 1959 and 1960. He stopped assisting Red China’s Nuclear Program on 20 June 1959. His insistence on “Peaceful Coexistence” with the West contributed to a rupture with Red China’s Mao Tse-Tung or Mao Zedong. Khrushchev eased relations with the West but antagonized Red China. Nixon-Kissinger took advantage of this Sino-Soviet Split to formulate US-China Relations without any concern for Red China’s Nuclear ambitions. United States and Soviet Union held Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from 1969 to 1972 (SALT I), Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from 1972 to 1979(SALT II), Strategic Arms Reduction Talks(START) from 1982, signed several treaties in 1972, 1987, 1991, 1993 and more recently in April 2010. While US and Russia continue to make progress in reducing strategic offensive arms, Red China rapidly pursued a Nuclear Expansionism Policy to strengthen its nuclear offensive capabilities and to establish itself as a global superpower that can seriously challenge the US supremacy in both conventional and nuclear warfare. Nixon-Kissinger initiative to befriend Red China during 1970-72 has totally compromised the US Nuclear Strategy, a costly mistake that the US would regret forever. United States has underestimated the nature of Red China’s Imperialism.
Pentagon report: Chinese ballistic missiles can target nearly the entirety of the US
By Jeremy Bender
China now has dozens of nuclear-capable missiles that could target almost the entirety of the US, according to the Department of Defense’s 2015 report on the Chinese military.
The annual report to Congress focuses on China’s military modernization, possible invasion plans for the self-governing and US-allied island of Taiwan, advances in space technology, and Beijing’s rapidly advancing missile capabilities.
China’s conventional capabilities are improving. But Beijing also now has what could be considered the ultimate military asset for a rising superpower: the ability to deliver nuclear warheads nearly anywhere on earth (outside of South America, at least).
The following map from the report highlights the maximum missile ranges of China’s medium and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The longest-ranging of the missiles, the CSS-4, can target almost the entirety of the US (except for Florida).
(Screenshot/Department of Defense)
The CSS-4 has the largest range of any Chinese ICBM. The missile is nuclear-capable, according to the DoD report, and is housed in silos across the Chinese countryside. Beijing is estimated to have between 50 and 60 silo-based ICBMs.
The DF-31A has the second-longest range of any Chinese missile. It is capable of hitting the majority of the US’ Pacific coast in addition to portions of the mid-West. Unlike the CSS-4, the DF-31A is a road-mobile missile. This means Beijing can move the ICBM to various points throughout the country to better target various locations and avoid possible incoming strikes.
The DF-31, the CSS-3, and the CSS-5 are all also road-mobile and nuclear-capable. But unlike the CSS-4 or the DF-31A, these missiles are intended for regional deterrence against neighboring powers like Russia and India.
Unlike the other land-based missiles on the chart, the JL-2 is a sea-based nuclear-capable ballistic missile. According to the DoD, the JL-2 will be carried by China’s future JIN-class ballistic missile submarine as a nuclear deterrent. So far China has commissioned four JIN-class submarines with a fifth one under construction. The Pentagon report expects the JIN to begin patrols in 2015.
(Navy Office of Legislative Affairs) A Chinese JIN-class submarine
The improvement in China’s nuclear deterrent has been spurred by developments in countries that China might consider to be its strategic competitors.
China modernized its missile forces because of “continued advances in the US and, to a lesser extent, Russian strategic ISR [Intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance], precision strike, and missile defense capabilities,” the report notes.
Likewise, India’s own nuclear force has put pressure on China to continuously update and better its own capabilities.
RED CHINA’S NUCLEAR EXPANSIONISM SINCE 1964 WHILE THE US AND THE SOVIETS/RUSSIA ARE ENGAGED IN ARMS CONTROL NEGOTIATIONS: I included photo images of historical progress being made by US and Soviet Union to reduce nuclear tensions by limiting offensive nuclear weapons and limiting antiballistic missiles.