Don’t Panic, But China Mingles Its Nukes with Regular Missiles
A Manhattan fallout shelter from the Cold War. Photo: Flickr/Kate Haskell
It turns out that Chinas been mixing its nuclear missiles in with its conventional ones at the same military bases. Not really, uh, advisable: that makes it really hard for other countries to figure out if a Chinese missile launch is just a conventional one or the beginnings of a nuclearArmageddon. Butreret not whwhile Chinas missile mingling may not be very sensible, its not going to cause World War III.
In whatRs;s thought to be the first comprehensive, non-governmental report on Chinas nuclear warplans, John Lewis, a professor oChChinese politics at Stanford University, reveals that China stores its nuclear and conventional missiles in the same locations. Writing in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scienttsts, Lewis... [via Wired - Defense]