September 1, 2020

China pushing to double nuclear warhead arsenal: Pentagon

Washington (AFP) – The Chinese military is pressing to double its 200-plus nuclear warheads within a decade with the ability to launch them aboard ballistic missiles by land, sea and air, the Pentagon said in a report Tuesday.Aside from aiming for technological parity with the United States, the People’s Liberation Army is also focused on conducting joint operations, to be able to deter or defeat any US effort to intervene on Taiwan’s behalf, the report said. It said that PLA has already matched or surpassed the United States military in several areas, including shipbuilding, land-based ballis…


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