The U.S. announced the threat of an uncontrolled nuclear war
Kingston Reif, a military expert, director of disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association (USA), said that the development of missiles by China and Russia could cause an uncontrolled nuclear war. His words are transmitted by The Sun.
According to the expert, Washington is currently modernizing its entire fleet, while Beijing and Moscow continue testing new missiles and expanding their arsenal. However, there is no such arms race between the countries as there was during the Cold War.
вЂњWe are witnessing a new round of nuclear rivalry between major powers, which in the near future may become even largerвЂ”scale and dangerous if we do not take steps to prevent this,вЂќ Reif said and stressed that the nuclear race poses a threat to the national security of the United States and its allies.
The expert added that the unfounded confidence of the major powers that the nuclear conflict can be limited or controlled is of concern. At the same time, Reif believes that the rivalry between the superpowers is evolving, and the parties choose to increase the size, diversity, and capabilities of their arsenal as a response to the actions of a competitor.
In 2020, the director of the Department of Arms Control of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Fu Cong, said that the nuclear arsenal of the United States exceeds the arsenal of China by 20 times. He noted that the American side plans to increase this gap. According to him, Washington is going to invest $500 billion in the expansion of the nuclear arsenal in the next 10 years and $1.2 trillion in the next 30 years.
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TAGS: USA, RUSSIA, CHINA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS
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