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The Pentagon announced China's intention to double the number of nuclear warheads

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The Pentagon announced China's intention to double the number of nuclear warheads

China intends to double the number of nuclear warheads while planning to establish overseas military bases. This statement is made by The Washington Times with reference to the annual report of the Pentagon.


The publication, referring to the report of the US Department of Defense, writes that China is striving for the status of a global superpower. To this end, he is increasing the number of nuclear warheads and intends to deploy a network of foreign military bases "to attack the territory of the United States."

The report itself, prepared for the US Congress, is the first to provide US intelligence data on the number of nuclear warheads China has. Despite the fact that the PRC has far fewer deployed warheads than the United States, Washington fears that in the near future it will be doubled and brought to 400 warheads.

In the next decade, China will expand and diversify its nuclear forces, and is likely to at least double its nuclear warheads.

- the document says.

In addition, according to the report, China is changing its nuclear strategy: from the principle of not being the first to use nuclear weapon in an armed conflict, it switches to a "launch on warning" strategy, that is, nuclear missiles are launched when there are signs of an impending nuclear strike.

The document also states that China is expanding its only overseas base in Djibouti (Somalia), and also intends to establish military bases in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Angola and Tajikistan.

It is noted that this report is the first, which talks about China's offensive strategy, all previous Pentagon reports argued that the build-up of China's military power was purely defensive in nature, and territorial claims extended only to Taiwan.
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  1. APASUS
    APASUS 2 September 2020 12: 22
    +5
    Everything is so chaotic, why, on what basis are such conclusions? With all this, it looks like a massive preparation for throwing the necessary information into the media. It looks like now they will begin to sculpt an aggressive monster from China who wants to swallow the whole world and destroy democracy.
    Yes, and you could familiarize yourself with the report, what is actually written there, a link to the studio please
    1. halpat
      halpat 2 September 2020 12: 26
      +1
      In the Seychelles it is, sorry, on which island?
      Mahe, Praslin, La Digue ...
      maybe on Bird Island?
      It's a lie, it's such a lie. Load oranges in barrels.
      Here in Tanzania, I personally believe more :)
      1. novel66
        novel66 2 September 2020 12: 32
        0
        but about Tajikistan ???
        1. dSK
          dSK 2 September 2020 12: 52
          +7
          The United States wants to include China in the new START treaty, as a potential ally of Russia, while reducing its warhead limit.
          And they do not want to take into account the warheads of Britain, France, their real NATO allies.
          + warheads of Israel, the best friend and "foster" of the United States.
          1. Ruswolf
            Ruswolf 2 September 2020 13: 00
            -1
            Quote: dsk
            The United States wants to include China in the new START treaty, as a potential ally of Russia, while reducing its warhead limit.

            According to the principle of the USA = China + Russia.
            This already happened during the existence of the Warsaw Pact
            1. Dkuznecov
              Dkuznecov 2 September 2020 22: 02
              0
              I don’t understand, are we playing in translation or throw-in?
              1. vVvAD
                vVvAD 3 September 2020 10: 16
                0
                In the wrench. wink I brought you rabbits - breed them.
                I also remembered ... Peace be upon Vladimir Vinokur.
            2. vVvAD
              vVvAD 3 September 2020 10: 12
              0
              Yes, it is very likely that this is what is being started. But our position is known: if at the table, then everyone.
              The publication, referring to the report of the US Department of Defense, writes that China is striving for the status of a global superpower.

              And even if so, it is difficult to come to an agreement with China, but it is possible - there are wise people, there are no suicides, and, what is important, they learn from their mistakes, for example, arrogance and corruption before the opium wars.
              China is changing its nuclear strategy: from the principle of not being the first to use nuclear weapons in an armed conflict, it is moving to a "launch on warning" strategy, that is, nuclear missiles are launched when there are signs of an impending nuclear strike.

              And this is reasonable, given the "Unthinkable", "Totality" and further down the list. Or "Dropshot" - everyone knows it.
          2. Lionnvrsk
            Lionnvrsk 2 September 2020 13: 05
            +9
            Well, China has offered the United States to reduce its warheads to the level of China in order to achieve parity. lol Pi ndosy then shut up for a couple of days with indignation. yes
            1. halpat
              halpat 2 September 2020 14: 14
              +2
              Quote: LIONnvrsk
              Well, China has offered the United States to reduce its warheads to the level of China in order to achieve parity. lol Pi ndosy then shut up for a couple of days with indignation. yes

              This was a great offer. Then I am sincerely happy for China :)
              We must continue in the same vein.

              For example:
              On TikTok, the mattresses organized a run over and all the mongrels immediately started barking: here ... the owner said ... the Chinese will bend right now ...
              China thought, appreciated and answered: The main source of the company's revenue is the internal Chinese audience. And TikTok has sensitive national characteristics ... and so on.
              In general, a donut hole for you, not TikTok.
              So, apparently, the mattresses will have to prohibit the social network / messenger in the United States. Who else does not understand something about the mattress? freedom of speech this and that, the beacon of democracy and other chatter ...
              And how Bill Gates rubbed his wet hands :))
        2. grandfather_Kostya
          grandfather_Kostya 2 September 2020 18: 29
          0
          This base is very much needed
          "to attack the territory of the United States."
    2. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 2 September 2020 13: 06
      -1
      Quote: APASUS
      Everything is so chaotic, why, on what basis are such conclusions? With all this, it looks like a massive preparation for throwing the necessary information into the media. It looks like now they will begin to sculpt an aggressive monster from China who wants to swallow the whole world and destroy democracy.
      Yes, and you could familiarize yourself with the report, what is actually written there, a link to the studio please

      I absolutely agree, unfortunately lately there is less and less confidence in the articles, especially since there was a precedent with outright manipulation.
      Editionciting a report from the U.S. Department of Defense пишет

      This should not be in the material, a link to the studio !!!
  2. Pivot
    Pivot 2 September 2020 12: 22
    +4
    America urgently needs an aggressive enemy.
    1. Husit
      Husit 2 September 2020 17: 03
      -2
      Quote: Pivot
      America urgently needs an aggressive enemy.

      With whom it will be possible to play off Russia! Now again a wave in the "world media" will begin, that China is seizing Russia in a hybrid manner, and so on.
  3. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 2 September 2020 12: 28
    +2
    Only the inevitability of retaliation can protect against the madness of American aggression.
    1. Husit
      Husit 2 September 2020 17: 06
      -1
      Quote: Nikolai Ivanov_5
      Only the inevitability of retaliation can protect against the madness of American aggression.

      And also their methods of information war ... Fight with their own weapons on the information field, etc. ! And their problems have already begun.
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  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 September 2020 12: 50
    +3
    The Americans got nervous - China will double the number of warheads. Live with wolves (USA), howl like a wolf. In the collision with the DPRK, a few were enough for the United States to quietly drive off.
    1. Husit
      Husit 2 September 2020 17: 18
      -2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The Americans got nervous - China will double the number of warheads. Live with wolves (USA), howl like a wolf. In the collision with the DPRK, a few were enough for the United States to quietly drive off.

      They are going to file a lawsuit against China for blocking accounts, etc. for coronavirus..Von Iran has already been deprived of investments in the west of the lard for 10 poka..for September 11th. To Russia, too, are selected.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 2 September 2020 12: 53
    0
    Ha, ha, that's when the Chinese will announce that they have decided to double their population !!!! There will be a reason to worry!
  7. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 2 September 2020 12: 58
    -2
    What is good for the Chinese - death for the American!
  8. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 2 September 2020 13: 06
    -3
    Here for the US unrest 0. China will not be able to fight against them. It's easy against us. And these missiles are not the fact that they will be aimed at the United States. The United States and China are key economic partners; they have nothing special to share. Russia for China resources and technologies, our market is scanty. Technologies will end in 5-10 years, resources will remain for a long time. The current government can bring Russia to collapse, with the formation of the Far Eastern republic, under the control of China.
    In military affairs, it is not intentions that are important, but potential. Otto von Bismarck.
    1. strelokmira
      strelokmira 2 September 2020 13: 16
      0
      China will not be able to fight against them. It's easy against us

      Wet dreams of our liberals, unite with the US against China
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 2 September 2020 18: 20
        -2
        Quote: strelokmira
        unite with the US against China

        I am considering uniting the US and China against Russia. As it was in Afghanistan against the USSR 1979-1989.
        1. strelokmira
          strelokmira 2 September 2020 18: 25
          0

          I am considering uniting the US and China against Russia. As it was in Afghanistan against the USSR 1979-1989.

          But why is it not clear to China or the United States)
          China and without any military action can chop off the Far East simply by populating it
          The United States already in the 80s showed how the CIA, without a single shot, destroyed a superpower of which the USSR was
          So flatter too
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 2 September 2020 18: 28
            -1
            Quote: strelokmira
            But why is it not clear to China or the USA

            Today it is not clear, tomorrow the situation will change. The main thing is the presence or absence of opportunities, not the political rationale.
            1. strelokmira
              strelokmira 2 September 2020 18: 31
              0
              Today it is not clear, tomorrow the situation will change. The main thing is the presence or absence of opportunities, not the political rationale.

              Then I'll write off you will upset, because I'm afraid your Wishlist will not affect the possibilities of China
    2. unhappy
      unhappy 2 September 2020 13: 28
      +2
      Do you want to forget, let me remind you - it was Putin and co, in spite of Lords Jadov, international courts and organizations that crushed independent Ichkeria, with him separatists in different regions got down from the stands and shut up.
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 2 September 2020 13: 39
        -5
        Quote: unhappy
        crushed independent Ichkeria

        Dudayev never dreamed of the freedom and resources that Teip Benoy got. Yes, Putin bought this teip, but when Putin leaves (that he will leave 100% infa), Benoy will swear allegiance to the next ruler?
        1. unhappy
          unhappy 3 September 2020 07: 12
          0
          100 percent - it will not be a liberal.
          Dudayev saw weak and corrupt people like Yeltsin, Berezovsky and other nits. That's why he bullied. This will not happen again!
          If not Benoy, then the other clan will collude with a strong central government.
  9. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 2 September 2020 13: 08
    +1
    on China's intention to double the number of nuclear warheads
    And it won't hurt us.
  10. Old26
    Old26 2 September 2020 13: 14
    -1
    Quote: Trapp1st
    on China's intention to double the number of nuclear warheads
    And it won't hurt us.

    They can - we cannot. But not the fact that they will double. What is in service were tested with fewer charges than announced. And we just have nowhere to bet to double
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 2 September 2020 13: 17
      -3
      Does it make sense for us to double? Will the current carriers and charges be enough for us, provided there is a war against China and the United States at the same time?
      1. bk0010
        bk0010 2 September 2020 20: 37
        +1
        Quote: Grazdanin
        Does it make sense for us to double?
        There is a sense, the question is in the possibilities. START will be covered in February. NATO surpasses us in Air Force, Navy and Ground Forces, Industrial Capability and Mob. reserve, and nuclear weapons, in case of war, will allow us to zero our lag. The problem is that we have more targets (namely, we, NATO targets on Russian territory than we have on NATO territory) more than warheads, not to mention carriers. And for each target it would be nice to have 2 heads from different carriers.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 2 September 2020 20: 56
          -1
          Quote: bk0010
          Air Force, Navy and Ground Forces,

          This is paper supremacy. It is impossible to concentrate them on the theater of operations. They cannot conduct offensive operations if they are not us. Parity of nuclear weapons does not mean equality. Yes, they have more goals, but their concentration is higher. Militarily, only China is a threat to us.
  11. Gorecc
    Gorecc 2 September 2020 13: 41
    -1
    I'm sorry, what? so they really want me to believe that China only has 200 nuclear warheads?)
    since the beginning of the 2000s, invariably all Western media have written in the region of 300, and now they are writing about the 200s, poor Chinese, how could they keep up with the French laughing laughing
  12. V1er
    V1er 2 September 2020 14: 13
    0
    In addition, as stated in the report, China is changing its nuclear strategy: from the principle of not being the first to use nuclear weapons in an armed conflict, it is shifting to a "launch on warning" strategy, that is, nuclear missiles are launched when there are signs of an impending nuclear strike.

    And it is high time for us to switch to this principle. To put it bluntly: "Guys, you are placing missile defense nearby and increasing the troops, bases. Do you want to attack? We can consider this as preparation for the invasion and strike first. So stop if you do not want a nuclear war."
  13. NF68
    NF68 2 September 2020 16: 15
    0
    Why shouldn't the Chinese do it?
  14. Dkuznecov
    Dkuznecov 2 September 2020 22: 06
    0
    And soon North Korea will double the number of warheads.
    There will be two of them.
    As I understand it, all this is information noise,
    as the Oriole is unaware of the presence of cuckoos.
    Absolutely. This is how nature works.
    The hearing aid is not tuned to this frequency.
    Therefore, I will also ignore it.
  15. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 2 September 2020 22: 34
    0
    Djibouti is not Somalia.)