Building up nuclear deterrence best response to THAAD

Straight from the CCP mouthpiece, Global Times: A warning of a Chinese first nuclear strike against the United States of America.

They’re playing the victim card again after making many provocations, taking over the South China Sea and refusing to reign in their proxy against America, North Korea. They’re quite good at it, however, since people do believe they are the victim.

They’re using the THAAD deployment as an excuse and America is the scapegoat for their long wished-for ambitions of military superiority.

 

Some equipment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, including launch vehicles, has been delivered to South Korea for deployment. Beijing has also started to impose sanctions on Seoul. However, the US is the initiator and the major promoter for the THAAD installation. How China should react to US strategic provocations is more crucial.

Economic sanctions against the US are unlikely. THAAD producer Lockheed Martin is the world’s most powerful weapons manufacturers, and is beyond China’s grasp. Given the US’ economic scale, economic sanctions against it will be strategically unfavorable to China. Continue reading

Trump: North Korea nuclear testing ‘won’t happen’

President-elect also takes another swipe at China, saying Beijing ‘won’t help’ with curbing Pyongyang’s ambitions

Donald Trump insisted on Monday that North Korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States.

Trump addressed the issue Monday evening on Twitter. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Sunday in his annual New Year’s address that preparations for launching an ICBM have “reached the final stage.” He did not explicitly say a test was imminent. Continue reading

China Prepares for Anti-Satellite Missile Test

DN-3 test contrails

DN-3 missile spotted preparing for launch

China is preparing to conduct a flight test of a new missile capable of destroying satellites in space, one of Beijing’s most potent asymmetric warfare weapons.

Test preparations for the Dong Neng-3 anti-satellite missile were detected at a military facility in central China, according to Pentagon officials familiar with reports of the impending test. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton threatened to ‘ring China with missile defense’ if N. Korea nuclear program not stopped

The content of the speech was contained in thousands of hacked emails belonging to Clinton’s Democratic campaign chairman, John Podesta, which were released by WikiLeaks.

“You know, we all have told the Chinese if they [North Korea] continue to develop this missile program and they get an [intercontinental ballistic missile] that has the capacity to carry a small nuclear weapon on it, which is what they’re aiming to do, we cannot abide that,” Clinton said. “[We’re] going to ring China with missile defense. We’re going to put more of our fleet in the area.” Continue reading

US Nuclear Bomb Is Cleared For Production Engineering

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In a 2008 file photo, members of the NNSA work on a B61 nuclear warhead.(Photo: NNSA)

 

WASHINGTON — The National Nuclear Security Administration has authorized the B61-12 warhead life-extension program to enter the production-engineering phase.

The decision marks the final development phase prior to actual production. The NNSA says the first production unit of the weapon is planned for fiscal year 2020. Continue reading

“Real, Imminent Threat” That Next World War Will Be Initiated By First Strike EMP Weapon

Not only do the North Koreans maybe have the capability, but they may already have at least one EMP hovering over America. If you weren’t too drunk after watching the Super Bowl, you would’ve heard the news that North Korea launched a ‘weather satellite’ directly over San Francisco.

 

There has been a tremendous amount of technological interchange between North Korea, the Russians, and the Chinese.  North Korea has also been working for years in the refinement (development) of its nuclear arsenal, especially in partnership with Pakistan and Iran.  In a press conference at the Pentagon on October 24, 2014 reporters were briefed by General Curtis Scaparrotti, the U.S. Military Commander in Korea.  This is what the general had to say:

“I believe they [the North Koreans] have the capability to have miniaturized the [nuclear] device at this point, and they have the technology to potentially, actually deliver what they say they have.” Continue reading

Iran Shows Off Third Underground Missile Site

 

Qiam missile launch highlights hidden facilities

Iran’s military recently publicized a third underground missile facility and showed the launch of a new ballistic missile through the top of a mountain.

U.S. intelligence agencies said in a recent internal report on the launch that the new underground missile facility was disclosed by Iran in March.

It was the third time since October that Tehran showed off an extensive network of underground missile facilities. The new video, however, for the first time shows a missile launch from one of the country’s underground launch facilities. Continue reading

Not clear whether launch of ICBM by Iran was for satellite: US intel sourcesx

As shown in previous posts, “satellite” or “scientific” launches mask the true intention: ICBM capability and development.

The following three articles highlight such cases:

Iran launches observation satellite: media

Iran launches new satellite using ballistic missile technology

Iran ICBM Advances — Iran conducts test of new rocket motor with ICBM capability

 

American intelligence sources said Sunday they are not sure that Iran’s April 19 launch of its new “Simorgh” intercontinental ballistic missile was for putting a satellite into orbit, as Tehran claims. They said it may have been intended to test the third stage of the ICBM and that the Iranians had no intention of launching a satellite. Continue reading

China Flight Tests New Multiple-Warhead Missile

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DF-41 launch comes amid heightened tensions over S. China Sea

China conducted another flight test of its newest and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile last week amid growing tensions with the United States over the South China Sea.

Pentagon officials told the Free Beacon the flight test of the new road-mobile DF-41 missile took place Tuesday with two multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, that were monitored in flight by U.S. military satellites and other regional sensors. Continue reading

Russia Deployed Over 150 New Warheads in Past Year

U.S. cut warheads by 57 in same period

Russia deployed 153 strategic nuclear warheads over the past year under the New START arms treaty while the U.S. military pared its nuclear forces by 57 warheads, according to State Department figures released last week.

The increase in warheads by Moscow appears to be part of Moscow’s large-scale strategic nuclear forces buildup.

Defense officials disclosed last week that Russia is doubling the number of strategic nuclear warheads and remains over the 1,550 warhead limit set by the 2010 New START arms treaty. Continue reading

Russia plans to target near-Earth asteroid with ICBMs

In the year 2036, if man is still alive, Russia is planning to target a near-Earth asteroid with modified ICBMs.

Russian scientists will test the modified missiles on the asteroid 99942 Apophis, Sabit Saitgarayev, the leading researcher at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, told TASS news agency. Continue reading

Cutting Budgets and Increasing Nuclear Dangers (Part 2)

PART 1 is here – click

The US defense budget was unveiled by the administration and sent to Congress February 9, 2016 and already the “military critics” and their long knives are anticipating how to disembowel critical elements of our nation’s military.

For example, Mr. Gordon Adams, previously at the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton administration and Mr. Lawrence Korb at the Center for American Progress, are both calling for the dismantlement of the US nuclear deterrent.

Mr. Adam’s proposals not only will save almost no money over the near term, any delay in the acquisition of the new submarine is fraught with danger. For example, already the hull life we are expecting from the current submarines will be greater than any other submarine in our nation’s history. Continue reading

The Chinese Plans to Nuke America

A recent publication details the fallout from a strike on the United States.

When one reads enough Chinese naval literature, diagrams of multi-axial cruise missile saturation attacks against aircraft carrier groups may begin to seem normal. However, one particular graphic from the October 2015 issue (p. 32) of the naval journal Naval & Merchant Ships [舰船知识] stands out as both unusual and singularly disturbing. It purports to map the impact of a Chinese intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) strike by twenty nuclear-armed rockets against the United States.

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Chinese Defense Ministry Confirms Rail-Mobile ICBM Test

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Storage missile trains

 

Spokesman dismisses Beijing’s first nuclear missile sub patrols as ‘media hype’

China’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday that its military recently conducted a test of a new rail-mobile ICBM capable of hitting any part of the United States with nuclear warheads.

Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Yang Yujun also did not dispute U.S. reports that its nuclear missile submarines began conducting sea patrols for the first time, giving China a potent new submarine-based strategic nuclear strike capability. Continue reading

Russia’s nuclear torpedo at the cutting edge of underwater warfare tech

The top secret project known as Ocean Multipurpose System: Status-6 will incorporate all the cutting-edge underwater technology and research Russia has to offer, military expert Igor Korotchenko told Radio Sputnik. Continue reading

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