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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 8:43 p.m. PST

"The world is witnessing a huge growth in the number of ballistic missiles used to threaten enemies thousands of kilometers away with conventional and nuclear weapons, as tensions ratchet higher between world powers and international arms agreements fall by the wayside.

China is building an enormous arsenal of missiles to deter potential US attacks, and, along with Russia, it's developed hypersonic missiles that offer an unprecedented challenge to air defense systems. In the Middle East, a hidden arms race is ongoing between Saudi Arabia and Iran to develop rocket weapons. And the United States under president Donald Trump is giving up on arms control agreements and preparing to invest in more missiles and missile defenses…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 11:07 p.m. PST

Interesting reason for "…building an enormous arsenal…".

If we'd wanted to do that, it would have been done decades ago, and have been over in short order, back in the day.

In fact, we even turned down Russia's/Soviet Union's proposal to do just that with them, back in the day, around 1969 1970, and threatened to nuke Russia/Soviet Union if they conducted a nuclear attack on China, unilaterally.

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