9th November 2012
China has nearly 750 theater and tactical nuclear warheads in addition to more than 200 strategic missile warheads, a stockpile far larger than U.S. estimates, according to a retired Russian general who once led Moscow’s strategic forces.
New details of China’s strategic and tactical nuclear warheads levels were disclosed by retired Col. Gen. Viktor Yesin, former commander of Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces, during a conference several months ago. A copy of Yesin’s paper was translated last month by the Georgetown University Asian Arms Control Project and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Not that the Obamassiah will do anything about it, other than perhaps talk.
U.S. intelligence agencies have asserted in classified studies that China’s total nuclear force includes about 300 nuclear warheads. Two liberal arms control groups, the Federation of American Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council several years ago accused the Pentagon of exaggerating China’s nuclear forces. They asserted China’s total nuclear warhead force is about 200 warheads, with no tactical warheads.
Our tax dollars at work. These are the same intelligence agencies that assure us that Iran isn’t working on nuclear weapons.