So what has got the U.S. Congress so spooked about China’s underground tunneling program? Karber’s conclusions read like Cormac McCarthy’s
post-apocalyptic novel, “The Road.”
[QUOTE] Karber’s paper estimates in 2020-plus that China’s true nuclear arsenal, if used against the U.S. as a “counter-value attack,” would
inflict 50 million direct casualties; plus-or-minus 50 percent would suffer radiation sickness ranging from debilitating to life-shortening;
two-thirds of the 7,569 hospitals would be destroyed or inoperable and half the physicians would themselves be casualties. One-third of the electrical
generation capacity and 40 percent of the national food producing agricultural land would be destroyed or exposed to significant residual radiation.
100 million Americans would face starvation within the first 10 years of the initial attack.
“Bottom line,” Karber’s report said, “200 million lost, and surviving Americans will be living in the dark, on a subsistence diet, with a life
style and life expectancy equivalent to the Dark Ages.” [END QUOTE]
When I was younger many thought the USSR and the USA would one day exchange nuclear weapons and basically destroy the world; TPTB figured out that
Mutual Assured Destruction was exactly that, a no win situation for either side. Thank our lucky stars it never came to a Nuclear War..
Even if some rabid country is able to sneak a nuclear device via shipping container or across some border into the states the shear destruction and
after effects will be problematic for generations.
New U.S. Law Seeks Answers On Chinese Nuke Tunnels
TAIPEI — The U.S. military must consider both conventional and nuclear capabilities to “neutralize” China’s underground nuclear weapons
storage facilities, according to a Pentagon authorization signed into law. [END QUOTE]
The Dong Feng 5A ICBM which has a range of 13000+ km and can carry up to 3 H-bomb warheads capable of killing 7.5 million people in NYC in less than
No doubt (in my military mind) that the USA with only it's Nuclear sub fleet could make China and Russia think twice about a preemptive attack.. Our
Triad of Air assets, missiles, and subs make us a true super power; (Until we run out of money) however, if it ever comes to an all out war there will
be no winners just the dead, dieing, and those who curse the day it ever happened.
P.S. Another possibility is a third party stands by and waits to see which country has some slight infrastructure and population left; then hits them
with enough to close the lid on their very existence. Not nice.....
If we humans do not learn how to avoid war and major conflicts then I suppose the cockroaches will be the top predator on what is left of our little
water world. What a waste...
I like/respect the Chinese people and if you go to different countries in S.E. Asia many of the businesses are owned by someone of Chinese decent.
They are usually very smart, hard working people who love their families and want a chance at life just like us. Governments not so much.....