DOD Says China Will Have 1,000 Nuclear Warheads By 2030

China may be shifting to a “launch on warning” posture for nuclear attack with a possible expansion of silo-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and development of a space-based early warning capability, a new U.S. Defense Department report warns.
Credit: China Ministry of Defense
China’s nuclear stockpile will grow to 1,000 warheads by 2030, a near-quintupling of the current inventory amidst an intense push to expand a currently limited strategic arsenal within a decade, the Defense Department says in a new report to Congress. The annual China Military Power Report, as it is...

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