China Reportedly Building More Nuclear Missile Silos

China Reportedly Building More Nuclear Missile Silos

( – Within the past couple of years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have made incursions into India along their common border in the Himalayas mountain range and militarized their man-made islands in the South China Sea. In the first half of 2021, they sent warplanes into the airspace of Taiwan on several occasions. However, what some analysts may have found in their northwest desert areas could have an even more profound impact: more than 100 structures that could be nuclear ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) silos.

One possibility for the structures is that the Communist country is expanding the number of silos capable of launching their newer model missiles that can carry more than one warhead — known as Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle (MIRVs). This scenario was part of the Department of Defense’s annual report to Congress in September 2020.

A second possibility harkens back to the tensions (from the 1950s through the 1980s) between the United States and the now-defunct Soviet Union, where the Americans had more launch points than they did missiles. At random intervals, the rockets would be shuffled between the silos so that the USSR had no idea which ones were active if they intended a preemptive strike.

The third option is similar to the second, except here, all the new construction is just for show, only surface buildings that will never hold weapons of mass destruction. One thing is clear: Red China is continuing its saber-rattling around the world.

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