If the Chinese spy balloon incident wasn’t enough, the Biden administration has now to offered China and Russia a VIP tour of the US National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear testing site.
What could possibly go wrong?
GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) was so angry at the Biden administration’s decision, she is now demanding answers as to why Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm offered foreign adversaries access to a sensitive US nuclear testing site.
In a letter signed by 18 Republicans sent to Granholm, Stefanik wrote:
“The Biden Administration’s willingness to allow our strategic rivals this unprecedented access to our sensitive nuclear testing will only embolden their efforts to increase their offensive capabilities.”
“Once again, the Biden Administration is rewarding our adversaries with access to our sensitive nuclear technology while not demanding anything in return.”
“Giving our adversaries unfettered access to our nuclear testing will only work to undermine our interests and worsen the international destabilization we are facing because of the Biden Administration’s weakness on the world stage.”
PJ Media reported:
“The PRC is working tirelessly to expand its nuclear capabilities. Earlier this year, General Anthony Cotton, Commander of US Strategic Command, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Strategic Forces that the PRC is already growing its capabilities at an alarming rate and is projected to have over 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030.
The Defense Department’s 2023 China Military Power Report released on October 19 warned that China’s nuclear expansion is exceeding previous US projections.
The PRC has no reason to halt its expansion if they are given this access while offering nothing in return. Beijing has refused to engage in discussions on its nuclear expansion and have already refused to respond to the US offer.
No confirmed reciprocation of transparency in their nuclear programs will only embolden their efforts to continue growing their arsenal.”
Fox News reported:
“The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) offered to invite its Chinese and Russian counterparts to tour the Nevada site — where sensitive nuclear experimentation is conducted — during the latest International Atomic Energy Agency summit, according to Bloomberg.
Corey Hinderstein, a senior NNSA official, said China and Russia didn’t immediately respond to the offer.”
However, the real question remains: why was the offer made in the first place?
As The Daily Fetched reported, President Vladimir Putin recently pulled Russia out of the sole remaining nuclear arms control pact with America.
Putin announced he was suspending Moscow’s participation in the nuclear arms treaty between Russia and the United States, warning Russians it was “the West who unleashed the war,” not them.
In a lengthy speech to his country’s parliament, the Russian leader reiterated claims that the administration of current Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “neo-Nazi” in its ideology.
Putin also insisted that his administration “did everything possible, really everything possible, to solve this problem by peaceful means,” but Western powers did not allow Ukraine to accept such a resolution, Reuters reported.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) told Fox News that giving Russia and China access to US nuclear facilities “allows them to derive our methods and procedures and this destroys deterrence.”
“As Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, one of my priorities has been to strengthen and protect our nuclear arsenal,” he added.
“In the world today, nothing could jeopardize our national security more than losing this advantage.”
“I was stunned to hear recent reports of Biden administration officials inviting citizens from our two greatest adversaries to observe US nuclear weapons tests.”