(HorizonPost.com) – After the world witnessed the long-reaching effects nuclear weapons had on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, nine countries joined together to form an agreement for promoting the disarmament of such destructive forces. While the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia have all been reducing their stockpiles since the 70s, China, Pakistan, India, and North Korea are allegedly doing the opposite. On November 3, the Pentagon announced China, in particular, is developing nuclear warheads at an “accelerating pace,” far exceeding last year’s estimates.
A Pentagon report released to Congress Wednesday said #China was expanding the number of nuclear warheads in its arsenal at a speed much greater than the US Department of Defense had predicted one year ago. https://t.co/hOV0JyQ53Q
— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) November 4, 2021
Instead of the 200 or so weapons in its nuclear arsenal that the Pentagon predicted in 2020, US government officials now put the number at about 1,000 by 2030. By “increasing its capacity” to process plutonium, China is fast becoming a major power in the nuclear realm. During the summer, America used radar to detect missile fields within the Far East country. In 2020, China’s military reportedly launched over 250 ballistic missiles while building its Navy to surpass all others around the globe.
General Mark Milley warned that if the United States doesn’t incorporate some fundamental changes to its armed forces in the coming decades, America can no longer expect to win every conflict. Considering China’s unchecked military growth and biological activities raising compliance questions, the communist country sits at the beginning of one of the biggest “shifts in global and geostrategic power.”
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