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US nuclear arsenal and future threats

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Financial Times

US ‘ill-prepared’ for nuclear challenge from China and Russia, says report

Commission urges overhaul of US arsenal to tackle growing threat from two peer adversaries
 in Washington

October 12, 2023

The US must expand or restructure its nuclear arsenal to tackle the “existential challenge” posed by the growing nuclear threat from China and existing risk from Russia, a new report by a congressionally mandated commission has said.

The bipartisan Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the US, which is tasked with examining American strategic policy, warned that Washington was “ill-prepared” to tackle the challenge posed by having two peer nuclear adversaries for the first time.

“The new global environment is fundamentally different than anything experienced in the past, even in the darkest days of the cold war,” the panel warned in the report.


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The report from the Strategic Posture Commission 



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