China lowers the threshold of its nuclear threats

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by Hugh McManners, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. The Chinese Peoples Army says it may use nuclear weapons if nuclear nations attack using "advanced conventional weapons" - like the USA's intended Prompt Global Strike (PGS) system. This lowering of the nuclear threshold is exactly what powerful nuclear nations fear will become commonplace with nuclear proliferation, as less powerful nations acquire nuclear weapons.