#Nuclear War

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The U.S. doesn’t need more nuclear weapons to counter China’s new missile silos

Edward Geist is a policy researcher at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The discovery of what appear to be hundreds of new missile silos under construction in China has inspired arguments that imply the United States needs more nuclear weapons. Matthew Kroenig, a Defense Department adviser during the Trump administration, suggested in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed that “the Pentagon should study whether it can meet its deterrence requirements with existing stockpile numbers” in case “an increase … is necessary.”
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Report: China Has Tested A Nuclear Missile That Can Dodge American Radars

China reportedly has tested an orbital vehicle that, fitted with a nuclear warhead, could strike the United States from the south, effectively evading many of the U.S. military’s early warning radars. Financial Times journalists Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille first reported the August test of the potential fractional orbital bombardment...
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US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile

The United States is “very concerned” about China’s development of hypersonic technology, the US disarmament ambassador, Robert Wood, has said, after reports that Beijing had recently launched a hypersonic missile with a nuclear capacity. “We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” Robert Wood...

The Possible Effects if a Nuclear War to Hit the Planet

It has been more than a decade since the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union discontinued testing nuclear bombs in the atmosphere, and it has been two decades since thermonuclear fusion weapons were introduced into the military arsenal of the big nations. Although our grasp of thermonuclear...

Grim new study shows how nuclear war smoke would spell end for mankind

BOULDER, Colo. — Nuclear war could be the end of mankind, as the smoke from the blasts would destroy the ozone layer and trigger a climate apocalypse, a new study concludes. The harsh winter following a nuclear war would be replaced by a massive UV blast as the ozone-depleted atmosphere lets in sunlight again.

China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

China has denied reports that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year, insisting instead that it was a routine spacecraft check. The initial report in the Financial Times newspaper prompted concern in Washington, where US intelligence was reportedly caught by surprise. Hypersonic missiles are much faster and more...

Stop Reassuring South Korea About the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella

Washington’s promise to risk a nuclear attack on the American homeland looks increasingly shaky. With nuclear talks stalled between Washington and Pyongyang while Kim Jong-un advertises his growing arsenal to the world, doubts about America’s “nuclear umbrella” over the Republic of Korea are increasing in both the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK). Washington’s promise to risk a nuclear attack on the American homeland—which will become vastly more dangerous if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea fulfills the prediction that it will have 200 nuclear weapons by 2027—looks increasingly shaky.

U.N. nuncio denounces nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) -- The world's leaders "cannot allow" themselves to be "spectators to violence and war, to brothers killing brothers, as if we were watching games from a safe distance," Archbishop Gabriele Caccia told a U.N. committee session discussing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction Oct. 13.

You Cannot Be Late To A Nuclear War

As I write I sit in my Tennessee home, about 30-40 miles from the place where nuclear war started – Oak Ridge, TN. Before there was a Los Alamos test bomb, there was uranium enrichment at Oak Ridge. Before there were plutonium breeding reactors in Hanford, WA there was uranium enrichment in Oak Ridge. It started here.

China’s Orbital Nuclear Bombs Are A Bluff

News that China has tested an orbital nuclear bombardment system has created fears that China could nuke America from space. But does this threaten America with a nuclear destruction – or is it just a Chinese bluff?. In August, China tested a Fractional Orbit Bombardment System (FOBS), according to Britain’s...
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‘Breathtaking expansion’: US Strategic Command leader expects further revelations of China’s nuclear weapons advancement

STUTTGART, Germany — China’s nuclear capability is advancing at a breathtaking pace, U.S. Strategic Command’s top officer said Monday following a report that Beijing tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that orbited the Earth before closing on its target. “It almost seems like we can’t go through a month without some...