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China tests long-range missile carrying 10 warheads

Does this make you feel safer? China earlier this month tested a long-range missile capable of launching ten independently targeted warheads.

This missile is a larger variation of the mobile-launch DF-21 missile that is the basis for China’s commercial Kuaizhou rocket.

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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

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2 comments

  • ken anthony

    What;s the end game? Could a limited nuke war happen? What would be the psychological aftermath.

  • Edward

    ken anthony,
    China’s end game is probably to use the nuclear capability to bully neighboring nations into letting them expand their territory. They already have done this by claiming the China Sea as their own and by building artificial islands.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_disputes_in_the_South_China_Sea
    China does not acknowledge the tribunal nor abide by its ruling

    If these countries don’t want to change their ways with China, they will need to prepare for the sounds of cannons.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/30/world/asia/what-china-has-been-building-in-the-south-china-sea.html?_r=0
    Several reefs have been destroyed outright to serve as a foundation for new islands, and the process also causes extensive damage to the surrounding marine ecosystem.

    The communists in China, as with communists everywhere, do not care about the environment but only care about their political power over others. Nukes can be used in order to frighten others into not disputing their territorial greed and their political greed.

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