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“Chinese Nuclear Forces, 2011″

November 7, 2011 · No Comments

This study, by Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris, both from the Federation of American Scientists, is the best assessment of the nuclear weapons capability of the People’s Republic of China available.    Published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November/December 2011, vol. 67, no. 6, pp. 81-87, they discuss the Chinese defense while paper, which asserted once again the PRC’s commitment to no first use and to building only a minimum nuclear deterrent, but they also evaluate China’s current deployments and likely future nuclear capabilities.

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