DoD: General Says Deterring Two 'Near Peer' Competitors Is Complex
"China today has around 350-400 nuclear weapons, and Chinese leaders have announced a program to have more than 1,000 nuclear weapons by 2030."
Department of Defense: U.S. Strategic Command is focusing on extended deterrence during a time when the country faces two near-peer rivals, said Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton yesterday.
The command continually assesses the threats and examines the command "for sizing and the right force posture to meet the challenges which we would face," he said during U.S. Strategic Command’s Deterrence Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Russia: 5,900 Nuclear Weapons, China: 350-400 Nuclear Weapons: Will Have Over 1,000 By 2030:
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