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December 30, 2014



The US definitely considered bombing China during the Korean War - both MacArthur and Ridgway wanted to use nuclear eapons on targrts in Manchuria.


It might seem a pointless distinction, but is "deep" doing the work there? I mean I'm not exactly clear why nuking Shenyang or Jilin City would be less reckless than bombing Wuhan or Chongqing but isn't that the capability they're aiming for with the plane?


I would imagine that the point is to be able to hit Chinese ICBM fields, which are all over the place, including quite far away from the coast (see convenient map here http://fas.org/nuke/guide/china/facility/missile.htm). The USAF already has the capability to strike anywhere in China with a nuclear weapon.

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