Although many Chinese are convinced that America's missile defense program is aimed primarily at countering China's strategic arsenal, a new arms race is not necessarily inevitable, according to a panel of policy analysts speaking at the Cato Institute in Washington. China currently has a modest strategic nuclear force, including 20 to 24 liquid-fueled CSS4 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), according to Cato analyst Charles Pena. Two new types of Chinese ICBMs are also ...

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