(PatriotWise.com)- The Pentagon revealed this month that China is rapidly increasing its already large nuclear arsenal and that at this rate, the Chinese Communist Party could have as many as 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030.
Only recently, the Pentagon also revealed that China tested a hypersonic weapon that circled the planet, despite China insisting no such weapons test took place.
The 2021 annual Pentagon report, titled “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republican of China,” revealed that the acceleration of the nuclear industry in China means that the country could have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027, and at least 1,000 by 2030. That’s more than the predictions from the Department of Defense in 2020, and means that China could well be preparing for a real global conflict in the near future.
But even with this rapid increase, China’s nuclear arsenal will still be significantly less than the American stockpile of 3,750 warheads that could be deployed by hundreds of sea and land-based missile launchers, as well as a strategic bomber fleet.
However, if China can reach a third of America’s arsenal within a decade, what might happen another decade after that? And what happens if the United States doesn’t increase its nuclear arsenal in response?
In no time, China could well be the world’s most-armed superpower.
In recent months, images have been taken by commercial satellite showing how hundreds of new missile silos have been built in western and northern regions of China, and according to the new report, the People’s Republic of China “intends to increase the peacetime readiness of its nuclear forces by moving to a launch-on-warning posture with an expanded silo-based force.”
No word from President Joe Biden on how he aims to stand up to Chinese “competition,” as he likes to call it.