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Pentagon Warns Of Chinese Nuclear Subs Expanding Into Arctic Via "Polar Silk Road"

A new Pentagon report released late this week has voiced deep concern over increased Chinese military presence in the Arctic region, including nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, which Beijing plans to produce at least five more of by 2020.

The Pentagon assessment explores and analyzes China's potential to erect a “Polar Silk Road” as an extension of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. This would include likely deployment of security assets, such as submarines acting as nuclear deterrents and military bases in far-flung locations, found the report.

Beijing itself hasn't been secretive about this scenario, given it published an Arctic policy white paper last June, which outlined long term strategic expansion into the globe's northernmost climes, despite China's geography as a non-Arctic state.

Some of the highlights of the Pentagon report are as follows...

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Military expansion under the guise of civilian research

“Civilian research could support a strengthened Chinese military presence in the Arctic Ocean, which could include deploying submarines to the region as a deterrent against nuclear attacks,” according to the report.

“China’s leaders are leveraging China’s growing economic, diplomatic, and military clout to establish regional preeminence and expand the country’s international influence.”

Rapid submarine production related to Arctic expansion

“The speed of growth of the submarine force has slowed and (it) will likely grow to between 65 and 70 submarines by 2020,” the report predicted.

BRI and military bases around the world

“China’s advancement of projects such as the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative (OBOR) will probably drive military overseas basing through a perceived need to provide security for OBOR projects,” the Pentagon said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another pathetic bid for more money to "answer this Chinese challenge"??!?

Sorry, Pentagon; but until you can prove the spending of every CENT you have collected over the last 20 years, and why it has not anticipated this need much sooner, your funds should be rationed, like the allowance of some pimply teenager, always begging mom and dad for more.

This combination of a nearly pathological lack of planning, coupled with hog-wild spending, generally proven to be "sound and fury, signifying nothing", in terms of real-world weaponry capabilities has to stop, and right the heck now.

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