The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has warned that a looming nuclear war between the United States and China could possibly erupt soon, if either of the two countries made ‘poor decisions’ on the issue.
The fear of a looming nuclear showdown came amid the existing conflict between the two of the world’s most economically powerful nation in the South China Sea. It appears, the two countries’ disagreement does not end in the region.
According to a report from the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), the apparent nuclear conflict between the U.S and China, was a result of poor diplomatic measures that failed to pacify the tension before reaching to its current level. It was noted that unless both countries would work together diplomatically, the current situation could potentially end up to an unprecedented level.
The report also noted that diplomatic efforts from the two countries have enormously failed to date. Ironically, the U.S for example, has become more confrontational in its approach in dealing with China, which according to the paper, could potentially lead to the feared nuclear showdown.
“The issue is at the heart of the failure of limited talks between the US and China to ease nuclear tensions. The UCS report noted that while discussions have produced some limited confidence-building measures on other military matters, ‘strategic dialogues on their nuclear forces, missile defences, and anti-satellite weaponry are perfunctory,’” an excerpt of the paper reads.
It added that it is not an issue of whether who has the biggest arsenal of nuclear weapon, because on that department, it’s clearly the U.S holds an advantage. But it’s more of the lack, from both parties, of efforts to talk things through without resorting to nuclear showdown.