Monday, February 1, 2021

Nuclear War With China Or Russia 'A Very Real Possibility,' U.S. Strategic Command Chief warns

Veteran national security reporter Bill Gertz at the Washington Times offers a piece on a U.S. Navy admiral noting the possibility of nuclear war with China and Russia. 

The United States must be ready for a nuclear war with China or Russia and seek new ways to deter both countries’ use of newly acquired advanced strategic weapons, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command is warning in a major new review of the global balance of nuclear forces.


Adm. Charles Richard (seen in the below photo), writing in the current issue of the U.S. Naval Institute journal Proceedings, offered a blunt and detailed assessment that the luxury of living in a post-Cold War era when direct armed conflict with a rival nuclear power was not possible is over.

 “There is a real possibility that a regional crisis with Russia or China could escalate quickly to a conflict involving nuclear weapons, if they perceived a conventional loss would threaten the regime or state,” the four-star admiral wrote.


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