The Pentagon report released this week estimated China's nuclear arsenal at just over 200 warheads, predicting Beijing would double its number of warheads over the coming decade.
Bestselling author Greg Mitchell debates Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.
Any and all forms of Iranian appeasement must be taken off the table.
Iran has repeatedly violated the flawed nuclear accord since the day it was announced.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, which came days before the end of World War Two.
The vast majority of the Japanese city's hospitals were also rendered non-functioning by the nuclear bomb.
The U.S. became the first, and to this day only, nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a foreign adversary on August 6, 1945.
The U.N. report said North Korea can likely already mount nuclear warheads on its ICBMs, putting the entire U.S. in range.
The New START treaty is due to expire in February 2021, but the Trump administration is delaying renewal and—according to experts—risking a new nuclear arms race.
President Donald Trump is pressing for China to be involved in negotiations to extend a U.S.-Russian arms control deal, but Beijing has repeatedly rejected the proposal.
At a May 15 meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies, the Trump Administration floated the idea of testing nuclear weapons.
"The outlook for arms control is bleak," the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report warned.
A concerned global citizenry must hold accountable Iran's terrorist regime.
There is no technical reason to resume testing now. The only reasons are political —and they could backfire.
The Trump administration should follow the Monroe Doctrine and prevent Iranian meddling in our hemisphere.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of "flagrantly" violating the multilateral deal, with which the U.S. is now set to end compliance in six months.
Marshall Billingslea said China was "stubbornly" refusing to share information on its plans for nuclear arms development.
President Donald Trump's former arms control secretary told Newsweek that nuclear arms talks between the countries "need to happen."
"China is committed not to be the first to launch nuclear weapons," the editor-in-chief of The Global Times wrote.
Rose Gottemoeller said she was concerned about New START treaty "simply going away" as attention is focused on the pandemic.
The State Department report detailed activity at China's Lop Nur site where preparations announced possible secret underground tests.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov also said that the coronavirus pandemic had disrupted discussions over the New START treaty.
The ICAN report comes as the novel coronavirus has infected over 492,000 people, according to a tracker provided by Johns Hopkins University.
Officials says the COVID-19 pandemic won't affect nuclear preparedness, but military exercises and deployments are being scaled down and canceled, and plans are being put in place to sustain essential operations.
"More people could die outside the conflict areas due to famine than due to the direct effects of the war," researcher Jonas Jägermeyr said