DOD: China's nuclear breakout continues

By Tony Bertuca / November 29, 2022 at 11:40 AM
The Pentagon, in a new report, says it believes China will have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, continuing a surge previously categorized as a " strategic breakout " by a top U.S. military commander. In 2019, the Pentagon estimated China had about 200 nuclear warheads and did not project Beijing’s stockpile to increase dramatically. That changed, however, when the Defense Department released its annual China Military Power report in 2021 and projected that China would have “at least” 1,000 nuclear...

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