Chinese Missile Arsenal Presents Strategic Problem, Says US Official

Most of China’s missiles would fail to meet the weapon limits set by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by the United States and the then-Soviet Union to help counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, told US senators on 15...

Most of China’s missiles would fail to meet the weapon limits set by the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed by the United States and the then-Soviet Union to help counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Randall Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, told US senators on 15 May.

“From a DoD [Department of Defense] perspective, it’s about 85% of Chinese missiles that would be INF non-compliant,” Schriver testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing. “The backbone of their power projection of ballistic and cruise missile would be INF non-compliant.”

China never signed the INF Treaty.

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