China Builds Nuclear Arsenal at Accelerated Pace

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The U.S. Defense Department’s annual report on China’s military warns of an alarming increase in China’s nuclear capabilities. The report projects that Beijing’s reserves of warheads would double by the end of the decade. The Pentagon says China hopes to have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027 and at least 1,000 warheads by 2030. The nuclear and military build-up troubles U.S. military leaders and lawmakers.