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Offline Joe

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Re: Nasty world, eh?
« Reply #100 on: January 02, 2006, 03:12:17 PM »
They don't have the capability to hit the US with an Atomic.  Too far away!

Where the hell are you getting your information? Of course China can hit the US with nuclear weapons. We might beat them down in the end, sure, but nobody wants to be hit with nuclear weapons in the meantime.

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Re: Nasty world, eh?
« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2006, 05:50:41 PM »
Yeah, I missed that. You know, China has put people into orbit. I suspect they can do the same with missiles.
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Re: Nasty world, eh?
« Reply #102 on: January 02, 2006, 07:18:09 PM »
I simply stated that China does not yet have a delivery system for a large, Nuclear weapon which can hit the US from China.  They could certainly develop the technology, but they do not have it yet.  Taking a satelite down with a terrestrial missile is nearly impossibe.  It would be difficult for the US to do.  China does not have a terrestrial missile which can be launched from the ground and hit a satelite.

As to where I get my info.......I learned about this when I held one of those jobs that nobody talks about  in the Navy.   No, I'm not basing this on classified data.  It was just a rather important subject to know about in my old line of work.
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Re: Nasty world, eh?
« Reply #103 on: January 02, 2006, 07:47:24 PM »
I simply stated that China does not yet have a delivery system for a large, Nuclear weapon which can hit the US from China.  They could certainly develop the technology, but they do not have it yet. 

Yes, they do have it.

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China has about 20 CSS-4 ICBMs that can reach any part of the United States. Several newer missiles, including the long-range Dong Feng-41, are in development.
http://www.afa.org/magazine/april2000/0400edit.asp

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Approximately 20 Chinese weapons are deployed on missiles that can reach the continental United States.
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=17609&prog=zgp&proj=znpp

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China's missiles are operated by the Second Artillery Corps, and include about 650 DF-11 (M-11) and DF-15 (M-9) missiles opposite Taiwan; several dozens of DF-3, DF-4, and DF-21 medium-range missiles that can reach Japan, India, and Russia; and 18-24 DF-5 ICBMs that can reach the United States and Europe.
http://www.nti.org/e_research/profiles/China/

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China now has about 20 long-range nuclear missiles with sufficient range to reach the continental United States, and while it apparently has the ability to place multiple warheads on its missiles, it has so far chosen not to do so.
http://www.brookings.edu/views/op-ed/gill/20010907.htm

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Re: Nasty world, eh?
« Reply #104 on: January 02, 2006, 07:58:48 PM »
It appears that a lot can change in 6 years. >:(
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