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China Has 3,000-Mile Nuclear Tunnel


A group of Georgetown University students have spent three years translating documents,examining satellite images, and obtaining restricted Chinese military information to assemble a comprehensive look at what is known as the “Underground Great Wall.”

The wall is actually 3,000 miles of tunnels to hide a missile and nuclear arsenal, The Washington Post reported.

The students were led by professor, Phillip Karber, a former top Pentagon official who worked with the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs. The 363-page study has not yet been released but it has caused a stir in Congress and the Pentagon for its conclusion that the Chinese could have far more nuclear weapons than previously thought, the Post reported.

“It’s not quite a bombshell, but those thoughts and estimates are being checked against what people think they know based on classified information,” a Defense Department strategist told the Post.

Karber began working on the project in 2008 when volunteering on a Pentagon committee working on weapons of mass destruction. The chairman of the committee was intrigued by reports that radiation technicians were rushed to the site of an earthquake in Sichuan province. Photos of the area showed collapsed hills that could have housed tunnels, the Post reported.

One of the findings of the study is that the number of nuclear warheads held by the Chinese could be as many as 3,000. Previous assumptions place the number of warheads as low as 80 and as high as 400, the Post reported.

Some critics have condemned the report’s conclusion as ridiculous, but Karber applauds the debate. “I don’t have the slightest idea how many nuclear weapons China really has, but neither does anyone else in the arms-control community,” he told the Post. “That’s the problem with China — no one really knows except them.”


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7 comments:

Vest said...

GERRY from the Blue mountains of Moan.
I think you should stop thinking, it is becoming bad for your health.It is becoming very noticeable to others. You might consider giving up blogging and read childrens comic books as a means to assist your recovery, providing it is not too late.
Get well soon. kind regards Vest.

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WALLY. said...

Vestie, who is Gerry you haven't mentioned him before on this blog
sounds like he's a good mate gone poorly, sad when this happens do you think it is terminal?.

Lower deck lawyer. said...

Wally. Reading between the lines it appears that Gerry whoever he is, is also an incumbent adversary of Vest whom both seem at loggerheads leading to possible fisticuffs. Mike.

Rosemary. said...

Somebody has to have the last word. If not, every argument could be opposed by another and we'd never be done with it.

Vest said...

Argument is a sieve in which we sift the truth. However, arguments should be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Anonymous said...

Gerry is a serial loser,- always fighting for recognition and comment hungry, associate with him and you'll become a loser too. B C.

Davoh said...

Um, Vestie, the "chelsea tractor" aint.

It's a jenuwine aussie bushbasher.

Is taking some time to 'restore' .. mere cosmetics. Has been around some local dirt tracks, so far - but have yet to encounter "fillin the paperwork" 'authorities' .. heh.

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