China is building a field of more than 100 nuclear missile silos out of range of most U.S. weapons, satellite images reveal.
The silos appeared in satellite images of Xinjiang province—where China holds more than one million Uighur Muslims in internment camps—first published by the Federation of American Scientists. With the discovery this month of another silo field in Gansu province, China is known to be constructing almost 250 missile silos.
U.S. Strategic Command chief Admiral Charles Richard warned lawmakers in April that China is forging ahead at a rapid pace with its nuclear weapons buildup. Some Democrats, however, have ignored military warnings and urged reductions in the American nuclear arsenal even as China grows in strength. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]