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Herman Cain Gaffe: China Are “Trying” To Develop Nuclear Capability

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    Herman Cain Gaffe: China Are “Trying” To Develop Nuclear Capability

    In an interview on PBS’s Newshour with Judy Woodruff, GOP Presidential candidate and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain was asked whether he views China as a potential military threat to the United States. His response was… surprising to say the least.

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat to the United States?

    HERMAN CAIN: I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States… we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat.

    China conducted its first test of a nuclear device on October 16th 1964.

    China is estimated to have around 400 nuclear weapons stockpiled, including around 20 intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of targeting the United States, they’re a ratifier of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treatyas one of the five “nuclear weapons states” which also obviously includes the United States.