Fail-Safe (Chinese version)

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    I'm watching the 1964 movie Fail-safe on TCM. Its about a technical malfunction that orders a group of bombers to attack Moscow with Nukes. Now what would happen today if the Chinese had a malfunction in their nuclear forces and a ICBM or nuclear bomber attacked the US by mistake. The question I have is "Would we have to respond and destroy a Chinese city of comparable size or would we just let it slide?" An eye for eye or turn the other cheek?

    I think it would be a hard decision for a president to make for political purposes not to mention morality but in the end I think the President would have to order retaliation.
     
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    Don't we have enough fear already?
     
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    It wouldn't happen. The Chinese pilot's wife would call him on the radio and say "you come home now- make dim sum for you". Crisis averted.
     
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    The Chinese don't have ICBMs or bombers that are a threat is us........yet.
     
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    The DF-31, a new land based ICBM can reach all the west coast not to mention Hawaii and their sub based missile could easily reach into the heartland.
    It is not a probable scenario but one that is certainly possible.
     
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    Yeh but they probably got like a few hundred million of their peeps in the Army....:confused:
     
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    My experience with cheap Chinese electronics tells me there is no Chinese "Fail Safe".

    Just sayin'.
     
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    You mean iPhones and such?
     
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    Henry Fonda would never nuke New York. Dr Strangelove was better.
     

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