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Use of China's anti-ship missile against US could trigger nuclear war

China's Nuclear Threat

China's three DF-21D missile launchers. (Internet photo)

Robert Farley:

If China were to launch its DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile against a US carrier battle group in the Western Pacific, the US could respond with a full nuclear retaliation, according to Robert Farley, an assistant professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce of University of Kentucky in a recent article written for Washington-based National Interest magazine.

    PLA General Zhu Chenghu:

According to the Financial    Times a "top Chinese general" has suggested that China should    respond with nuclear strikes if American "position-guided munitions"    are used on Chinese territory (or against Chinese ships and aircraft).    People's Liberation Army General Zhu Chenghu, a professor at China's National    Defense University, admitted that his view was not official policy. Even    so, he was speaking before a group of foreign journalists.

"If the    Americans are determined to intervene [in China's internal affairs] we    will be determined to respond." According to the Financial    Times he also said, "We  will prepare ourselves for the destruction    of all the cities east of the Xian...

Of course the Americans will have to    be prepared that hundreds  of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese."

To understand why Gen. Zhu made this statement it might    be helpful to imagine an American general making a similar statement: "If    the Chinese invade Taiwan, the United States should respond with nuclear    attacks. We will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all cities West    of the Mississippi. Of course the Chinese will lose hundreds of cities."

"It is unimaginable that an American general would make    a similar statement..."

In the first place, no American leader would use nuclear    weapons to preserve Taiwan's independence. Second, Americans would never    prepare for the destruction of their own cities. During a decades-long    nuclear standoff with Russia, the United States never adopted a serious    program of civil defense. No meaningful provisions have ever been made    for the destruction of U.S. cities. Any such provision, in American thinking,    would be pointless. The American economic and political system is entirely    predicated on economic optimism - on peaceful conditions, uninterrupted    commercial activity, material progress and development. An expectation    of peace and progress is basic to American psychology.

Robert Farley Continues:

Because it takes at least 15 minutes for an anti-ship ballistic missile to reach its target, an aircraft carrier has enough time to avoid the attack in open sea. Farley said that the missile requires terminal guidance, as it must revise its flight path after reentering the atmosphere. It needs to be adjusted remotely or needs to have the capacity to identify the carrier on its own.

Facing this potential threat against its aircraft carrier, the United States Navy is working very hard to develop ship-borne anti-ballistic missile technology. "The development of the DF-21D may have contributed to the USN's decision to focus on air defense ships such as the Arleigh Burke Flight III capable of ballistic missile interception," said Farley. At the same time, the US Navy is also exploring ways of destroying DF-21D launch sites with cruise and hypersonic missiles in the event of a war.

Farley states that a DF-21D anti-ballistic missile is capable of sinking a US aircraft carrier and killing the 6,000 American personnel on board the ship. Like any other medium-range ballistic missile, the DF-21D is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, however China must count on very cool heads in Washington for the fifteen minutes between launch and impact, he said, as such a move could lead to a degree of escalation that China has not prepared for at all, he said.

In extreme circumstances it could start a decision process that will bring full nuclear retaliation from the United States, according to Farley. Without proper second strike capability against the United States, it makes the situation even less stable for China. The author concluded that the DF-21D cannot prevent the US Navy from destroying Chinese ships, only change the method by which they do so.

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Without eugenics and transhumanism, West will turn China into dust.  

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Without eugenics and transhumanism, West will turn China into dust.  

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Post time 2014-10-14 13:55:03 |Display all floors
once US-A vs Chi-na~
you can bet Rus-sia, Iran and most Middle East that hated US-A will join the war~

US-A will be ruins...overrun by those they bullied...
100% confirmed~

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Post time 2014-10-14 15:34:10 |Display all floors
I think China is only interested in making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
not fighting a war with USA
should USA decide to go to war with China
they should remember they need $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from China
& its huge market for their own survival
why kill the goose that lays the golden egg ??
Please don't shoot, I'm just a babe.

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Post time 2014-10-14 16:33:28 |Display all floors
China was the United States' 3rd largest goods export market in 2013, and growing.

U.S. goods exports to China in 2013 were $122.1 billion, up 10.4% ($11.5 billion) from 2012, and up 330% from 2003.  It is up 536% since 2001 (when China entered the WTO).  U.S. exports to China accounted for 7.7% of overall U.S. exports in 2013.

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Post time 2014-10-14 19:49:08 |Display all floors
correction Post time: 2014-10-14 15:34
I think China is only interested in making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
not fighting a war with US ...

This is what I was thinking... You're absolutely correct, Correction...
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