DOD Releases 2023 Report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China
2023: More coercive actions in the Indo-Pacific by China, while accelerating its development of capabilities, including its nuclear, space, and cyberspace capabilities; deepening ties with Russia".
This report illustrates how the Chinese Communist Party has frequently turned to the People's Liberation Army in support of its global ambitions and provides an assessment of PLA capabilities that underscores why the PRC represents the Defense Department's pacing challenge.
China is developing new intercontinental ballistic missiles. These may also be conventionally armed missiles. "If developed and fielded, such capabilities would allow the PRC to threaten conventional strikes against targets in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska”.