The Bush “war” on the Axis of Evil impoverished the USA and set back Mankind’s conquest of space by at least 30 years. Why don’t we join forces with the Chinese, and instead of just aiming at the Moon, work together to unite nations and get humans on Mars?
The Chinese Foreign Ministries’ denial of reports that the Chinese Army will use nuclear weapons if attacked using ‘advanced conventional weapons’ rounds off a careful bit of diplomatic maneuvering by the Chinese, who wouldn’t like their developing relations with the USA to overlook their disapproval of the Americans’ proposed more usable substitute for nuclear weapons.
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.