More nukes. Beijing’s long-awaited deployment of the DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missile, which can carry several warheads, may kick off a missile race in Asia according to a new report from the Stimson Center. “The good news,” says Michael Krepon, co-editor of the new book, “is that China, India, and Pakistan won’t go overboard on [multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV)] like the United States and the Soviet Union. The bad news is that even limited deployments will further complicate the triangular nuclear competition in Asia.”
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