nuclear weapons | US tailors forces to deter growing Chinese nuclear threat

US tailors forces to deter growing Chinese nuclear threat

The Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review outlines a new 'tailored deterrence' policy that seeks to persuade Chinese leaders to avoid miscalculations – provocative action in the South China Sea, or hostile activity related to Taiwan or Japan – that could escalate into war.

March 5, 2018 3:23 PM (UTC+8)
Chinese soldiers stand guard in front of a model of a nuclear warhead in a nuclear lab in China's northwestern Qinghai province. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese soldiers stand guard in front of a model of a nuclear warhead in a nuclear lab in China's northwestern Qinghai province. Photo: Xinhua
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