Secure Freedom Minute: The CCP Believes it CAN Fight and Win a Nuclear War


Chinese leaders profess that “Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” A powerful Committee on the Present Danger: China webinar yesterday made clear, however, that the CCP actually believes it can fight and win a nuclear conflict – and is preparing to do so.

This conclusion was reinforced by recent official reports to Congress about developments in China’s nuclear arsenal. One that is likely an underestimate says the PRC is tripling its size. Another classified document reportedly assesses China now deploys more long-range land-based missile warheads than we do.  

We have no counterparts to the CCP’s vast tunnels for protecting and hiding its missiles, submarines and bombers and for moving and sheltering leadership and civilian populations. Ditto its hypersonic weapons designed for preemptive strikes.

Clearly, we must urgently upgrade our nuclear deterrent – and augment it with effective missile defenses.


This is Frank Gaffney.

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