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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

China’s Nukes



China is expanding its nuclear weapons arsenal, and fast. The country already boasts the world’s largest land-based missile force, and soon that group could be in possession of more than 350 nuclear warheads.


However, the world wouldn’t know a lot of this, if it wasn’t for Decker Eveleth. The satellite imagery analyst was the first to discover China was secretly building 100 nuclear silos in Inner Mongolia. His findings made global news and caught the attention of the US military.


This satellite imagery analysis has become an essential tool in keeping tabs on China’s nuclear growth and military ambitions, and can provide a valuable insight into what’s going on in the minds of Beijing’s leadership.


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