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Pentagon report reveals accelerated nuke production in China

The Pentagon releases report on China. US concerned over Chinese military.

Where: Washington, DC

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The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the release of its annual report on “Military and Security Developments involving the People’s Republic of China” on November 3rd.

The report states, “The PRC is investing in, and expanding, the number of its land-, sea-, and air-based nuclear delivery platforms and constructing the infrastructure necessary to support this major expansion of its nuclear forces.”

The report says China could possess 700 nuclear warheads by 2027 and at least 1,000 by 2030, much more than DOD projected in 2020.

China could already have established a nascent nuclear triad (land, sea, and air), warned the report.

A September readout of a call between President Biden and President Xi Jinping stated, “the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict.”

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