China 'has up to 3,000 nuclear weapons hidden in tunnels' ... and concluded that China may have as many as 3,000 missiles ... After translating secret military documents, forums and studying images of a network of tunnels in China, the students believe the country could have as many as 3,000 warheads ... The U.S. has 5,000 nuclear warheads, and Russia 8,000.
Aside from the fact that it's just a conjecture and not really research, this begs the question: is that 3,000 hypothetical missiles armed with nuclear warheads, or just 3,000 hypothetical missiles ready to receive a nuclear payload? Because if these missiles are not fully armed with nuclear warheads, referring to empty delivery vehicles as "nuclear" weapons and then making a comparison to the US and Russia's stockpile of nuclear warheads is incredibly fucking deceptive.
But then again it's the Daily Mail, so who gives a cunt?
It's The Daily Hate, so basically it's a crock of shit. I mean, one of the images they used was that infamous photoshopped photo from Iran. Well done guys. Also:
"Critics have questioned the study’s use of internet research, including blogs and even a Chinese TV drama about artillerymen."
Does it really matter how many if it's more then let's say 5 on each side? Sounds much like the beginning of the next "cold war". Now the US will step up it's efforts to stockpile even more to gain the advantage again. Perfect, just what the US needs, more $3000 toilet seats and hammers.... Thanks China
@Rick, I think "defensive" weapons like the ABM shield we've been building around Russia are making that Cold War II story into a reality more than China having some unaccounted for nukes buried (presumably for use after the surface of the Earth has already been wiped clean).
Beg your pardon, but ain't you ex-mil?
@Dando I am ex-mil (USMC). and you are right about the ABM shield, forgot about that.... I think the unaccounted nukes is most likely 10,000 and not only the presumed 3K, who else could build-em faster and cheaper then China? But not to worry I am sure the manufacturer skimped on something somewhere, changed the specs to save a buck and they won't fly past the fence! Haha I’m not worried.
@Godfather You're right so time to invade China, oh wait we already have sent the worlds finest English teachers here to really f*#K up the country! haha
[...] Are they the same guys that spent years translating Arabic and concluded that Iraq had piles of WMD? ..
@Rick, Right on. I find it difficult to even get worked up by North Korea or Iran holding nukes. Yeah, their leaders are "crazy" in that they are out of touch with reality, but not really "crazy" in the sense that they're more likely to blow the planet up than the folks who've been expecting the imminent return of the messiah for the last 2,000 years.
Anyway, it's good to know a soldier who knows where the truly wasteful spending is happening in the U.S. government.
With that said, I'd love to see Chinese university students produce news-worthy research on America's military. Not likely.
PLA academy hackers? In my satellite's vagina? It's more likely than you think.
Who really cares how many nuclear weapons the US, China or any other country in the world has. I have not been offered a place in one of the Nuclear Bunkers! If someone decided to press the button, I will be one of the many thousands of acceptable casualties of war? The only logical and safe way is the total ban world wide on nuclear weapons?
Nicole you can stay in my nuke bunker....
Pete Do you think I am being naive in my thinking. What happened to Russia insurance policy. Did it go broke? Look at the cost to the ordinary people keeping this so called insurance policy alive. The trillions that could have been saved since 1950. I have
a view that there a few thousand people in this world who are elitist, they govern this world by money and power. The naive people who have to pay in the form of taxation or face large fines, imprisonment or both.
I also think that it wise in view of the TOS not to pursue this subject to deeply?
Rick I will bear your offer in mind.
well more and more powerfull dangerous weapon is necessary to protect the the country and people... otherwise the western will not let you live in this world... so appreciate china to make more and more weapon go ahead...................................
yeah , it is !