China could have 1,000 nuclear warheads and missiles that can hit the US by 2030, says Pentagon report

China, Badaling, soldiers on the Great Wall of China, rear view – stock photo. Getty Images China is set to at least double its nuclear warheads by the end of the decade, according to the Pentagon.

The growing world superpower had over 500 operational nuclear warheads as of May.

In 2022, China declined US requests to hold strategic talks about its rapid nuclear weapons buildup. China is working toward doubling its nuclear warheads to 1,000 by the end of the decade, according to a Pentagon report reviewed by Insider .China was accelerating its development of capabilities and concepts to […]

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