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Barry Blechman & Russell Rumbaugh quoted in Asia Times on Chinese nuclear threat

America must change its policies regarding its nuclear weapons arsenal if it wishes to remain safe in the coming century, according to a new study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).


Barry Blechman and Russell Rumbaugh, contributing authors to the study, also point out that China will be a major threat in the future.

“Still, given its 20 years of investments in building a more modern military and continuing economic growth, China could plausibly threaten the United States’ ability to conduct specific military actions in regions near China’s coasts within the next several decades,” Blechman and Rumbaugh write. “If realized, such threats could jeopardize America’s ability to fulfil its commitments to defend certain allies.”

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