Why Is China Expanding Its Nuclear Arsenal?

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For decades, nuclear weapons did not figure prominently in China’s military planning. However, recent satellite images suggest that the country may be looking to quintuple its nuclear arsenal.

Why is China changing strategy now?

Guest: David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times.

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