U.S.-China Nuclear War Threat Greater Than Most Realize

"This sobering reality should encourage leaders on both sides to find ways of resolving political, economic, and military disputes without resorting to a war that could rapidly turn catastrophic for the region and the world," wrote Caitlin Talmadge, an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University.

How Does China's Navy Compare to America's?

China is investing heavily in its navy and has made a point of executing huge military drills to signify its determination to advance its national interests.