Sunday, April 26, 2015

According to China: North Korea could Double Nuclear-Weapons Arsenal by Next Year

China’s top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous U.S. figures, suggesting Pyongyang can make enough warheads to threaten regional security for the U.S. and its allies.
The latest Chinese estimates, relayed in a closed-door meeting with U.S. nuclear specialists, showed that North Korea may already have 20 warheads, as well as the capability of producing enough weapons-grade uranium to double its arsenal by next year, according to people briefed on the matter.
A well-stocked nuclear armory in North Korea ramps up security fears in Japan and South Korea, neighboring U.S. allies that could seek their own nuclear weapons in defense. Washington has mutual defense treaties with Seoul and Tokyo, which mean an attack on South Korea or Japan is regarded as an attack on the U.S.
“I’m concerned that by 20, they actually have a nuclear arsenal,” said Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford University professor and former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who attended the closed-door meeting in February. “The more they believe they have a fully functional nuclear arsenal and deterrent, the more difficult it’s going to be to walk them back from that.”
Chinese experts now believe North Korea has a greater domestic capacity to enrich uranium than previously thought, Mr. Hecker said.
The Chinese estimates reflect growing concern in Beijing over North Korea’s weapons program and what they see as U.S. inaction while President Barack Obama focuses on a nuclear deal with Iran.
A well-armed North Korea may prompt the U.S. to adopt countermeasures, especially in missile defense. Adm. William Gortney, head of U.S. Northern Command, said this month that defense officials believe North Korea can now mount a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile called the KN-08. U.S. officials don’t believe the missile has been tested, but experts estimate it has a range of about 5,600 miles—within reach of the western edge of the continental U.S., including California. 
An increase in North Korea’s nuclear arsenal feeds international concern about proliferation from a country that, U.S. officials said, previously exported nuclear technology to Syria and missile components to Iran, Yemen and Egypt.
In Washington, some Republican lawmakers said the pending White House deal with Iran could mirror the 1994 nuclear agreement the Clinton administration made with North Korea. The deal was intended to halt Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons capabilities, but instead, they allege, provided diplomatic cover to expand them. North Korea tested its first nuclear device in 2006.
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Anonymous said...


CHINAGATE & the Compromising of USA Intelligence

Bill Clinton has personally done more
to build China’s military strength
than any man on earth.


When Bill Clinton took office in 1993,
Chinese missiles were greatly limited
in terms of their range and accuracy.

Thanks to Bill Clinton,
China can now hit any city in the USA,
using state-of-the-art, solid-fueled missiles
with dead-accurate, computerized
guidance systems and multiple warheads.

Bill Clinton administration willingly
permitted China to obtain the technology
necessary for this giant leap forward.
In part this was due to Clinton's globalist view
of international relations, where "multipolarity" —
the notion that a balance of power
among nations is preferable to
the existence of a single superpower — is the ideal.

Clinton appointed the anti-nuclear activist Hazel Leary
as his Energy Secretary. A self-identified advocate of
"leveling the playing field" in terms of miltary capacity,

Hazel Leary declassified
some 11 million pages of military data;

she also loosened security procedures
at USA weapons labs.

China made off with the 'crown jewels'
of our nuclear weapons research

under Clinton's open-door policy — probably
including design specifications for suitcase nukes.

But declassification was not the only means

by which President Bill Clinton
transferred missile technology
and nuclear secrets to the Chinese.

Clinton also permitted those secrets
to be sold directly to Beijing.



The Idiot's Guide to * * CHINAGATE * *

China can now strike USA targets easily

from their bases in Panama,
Vancouver and the Bahamas.

How did China catch up so fast? Easy.

Clinton's administration permitted the
selling of all the technology China needed
– or handed it over for free.


JIMMY CARTER undermine the Shah of IRAN
and empowered the Ayatollah Khomeini.

JIMMY CARTER give birth to The Iranian revolution,

enthroning one of the world's
most oppressive regimes.


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USA defenses ‘over-matched’ for missile threats

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Hoping to Get Bailed-Out by the Next Person"


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