The Strategist

WSJ: China overtakes US in number of intercontinental ballistic missiles

02/09/2023 - 02:17

China now possesses more land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers than the US.

In the meantime, the US continues to have more missiles and nuclear warheads on them than China, writes The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) referring to the US military.

The WSJ claims that on January 26, the American military disclosed it to the appropriate congressional committees. Some of the Chinese launchers, according to US sources, are empty.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US House of Representatives said that the US needs to strengthen its ability to confront China once the material was made public. The United States shouldn't permit China to have an equal number of ICBMs, according to Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.