China Looks to Double Its Nuclear Stockpile

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One employee previously worked at a state firm involved in missile technology. (Image: via

A recent U.S. military intelligence assessment revealed that China is doubling its stockpile of nuclear weapons as part of Beijing’s plan to strengthen its offensive capabilities. With Russia and China increasing their weapons development activities, the threat of nuclear war once again looms above us.

Chinese and Russian activities

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency director, said during a speech that China is likely to double its production of nuclear weapons in accordance with the nation’s plan for nuclear arsenal expansion over the next decade. Ashley also accused China and Russia of breaking an international treaty against testing such weapons. Both are allegedly testing low-yield weapons behind closed doors. Ashley’s allegations come just two years before the expiration of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

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Despite Ashley’s words, no proof was provided to back up the allegations against China and Russia. But an intelligence official claims that since Russia has a history of violating arms treaties, it is possible that the country has conducted low-yield arms tests. As for China, U.S. officials are concerned about the number of smaller warheads the Far East country has in its arsenal. To make matters worse, China is set to develop more of these. Beijing’s ultimate aim is to field a nuclear triad — a 3-pronged military force structure consisting of land, air, and sea attack capabilities.

Robert Ashley warned that China was building up its nuclear stockpiles.
Robert Ashley warned that China was building up its nuclear stockpiles. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

Tim Morrison, a senior director at the National Security Council, believes that the world should come together to fight the comprehensive nuclear threat. To remedy the tension, President Donald Trump reached out for talks with both countries under an all-encompassing arms treaty. However, Russia and China seemed disinterested.

Likelihood of a nuclear war

According to nuclear expert Alexander Bell, the chance of nuclear war is likely because, well, these weapons exist. Surprisingly, the tension between the U.S., Russia, China, and other countries with nukes has triggered little talk about the potential of an end-all war. There are enough nukes to wipe out humanity and nations are in a race to develop more such deadly weapons.

Russia's pursuit of nuclear weapons could trigger another arms race.
Russia’s pursuit of nuclear weapons could trigger another arms race. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Take, for example, the U.S. and Russia. If it wasn’t for the treaties capping their stockpiles, both would go on to test and create deadlier nukes due to fear of one another. This is why Russia’s ditching of weapons agreements is a danger since it will force the U.S. to do the same. As for China, the communist regime wants to dominate the Pacific and neighboring nuclear states like Pakistan and India. The Doomsday Clock is ticking, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has set the clock two minutes before “midnight,” a metaphor for the likelihood of a man-made apocalypse.

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