According to one former general, Russia’s expanded alliance with the Chinese Communist Party would have profound implications for the future of the war in Ukraine and the US nuclear deterrent more broadly.
A retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general says that as Beijing and Moscow get closer, the intensity of Russian military action in Ukraine and elsewhere is likely to increase, creating a real risk that nuclear war could erupt. There is General Robert Spalding.
Without economic, diplomatic and, in some cases, military assistance from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Russian leader Vladimir Putin could not have endured the heavy losses suffered by the Russian army, Spalding said. told the Epoch Times.
“I think the more support we get from China, the more it will encourage Putin,” Spalding said. “He’s been encouraged by China’s support.”
“Without China’s backing, Russia won’t be able to go on the offensive this spring.”
Russia relies on Chinese aid for war in Ukraine
By consistently blaming the United States and its NATO allies for Russia’s aggression, describing the war as a “special military operation,” and censoring denunciations of the conflict on Chinese social media, the Chinese Communist Party has criticized the Kremlin. They are parroting the propaganda.
US leaders now fear the regime may be preparing to provide lethal support to Russian forces, but the regime’s support for Russia has remained consistent throughout the war in Ukraine. ing.
But Spalding believes the Chinese Communist Party began providing such aid long ago.
“While I am of the opinion that they are helping them with their killing aid, it is possible that it is the United States or other Western equipment that is helping Chinese companies evade sanctions and procure. It’s expensive,” Spalding said.
“Nowadays, it is unlikely that China will send us its own equipment, so if it is captured on the battlefield, we know it came from China. We cannot know how a man procured it.”
Interestingly, the White House admitted that Chinese companies were directly supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine, but did not say such support amounted to lethal aid.
when the white house Sanctions issued For example, numerous international organizations related to the February 24th Russian War also targeted Chinese entities accused of backfilling Russia’s defense industry, effectively helping the regime evade sanctions. bottom.
Similarly, China has previously falsified shipping documents to disguise Russian-bound military aviation equipment as civilian and used UAE intermediaries to deliver dual-use drones to Russia, one source said. says the muscle. report By Der Spiegel.
That same report claims that the Chinese Communist Party is now preparing to ship suicide drones to Russia for use in Ukraine.
“There are good reasons for imposing sanctions against China now because China has been helping Russia,” Spalding said.
US nuclear deterrence is not prepared for a multipolar world
With relations between the Communist Party of China and the Kremlin warming and tensions with the United States reaching a historic high, Spalding warned that the United States was entering uncharted territory on its nuclear strategy.
Spalding noted that the United States has never needed to deter two major nuclear powers simultaneously, and that its ability to prevent a war in Ukraine from turning into a nuclear holocaust is waning by the day. .
“We have to be very careful that this doesn’t turn into World War III,” Spalding said.
“We cannot say that the United States is unhindered in terms of how the United States views the conflict and its potential to escalate beyond its current limits. It is dangerous for
Spalding warned that a escalating war in Ukraine could threaten the world with a situation similar to that of the Korean War in the 1950s.
A key part of the problem, Spalding said, is that the United States currently lacks the kind of nuclear capabilities needed to prevent both China and Russia from starting a nuclear war.
Essentially, the Chinese and Russian militaries are heavily invested in expanding their nuclear arsenal, including so-called “first-use” weapons, Spalding said. Such weapons are designed to pre-empt an enemy’s nuclear arsenal, thereby disabling that enemy’s ability to fight back against a nuclear aggressor.
Unless the United States strengthens its own arsenal, it risks becoming a victim of nuclear war, he said.
“This is all part of the calculation of how much money is needed to ensure that Russia and China are not in the best interest of cooperating in a pre-emptive US nuclear strike,” Spalding said. rice field.
“If China and Russia have enough forces to essentially destroy America’s ability to have a credible secondary strike capability to deter Russia and China from launching a first strike, then they will launch a first strike. You run the risk of starting