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The Pentagon decided to modernize the US nuclear forces




Pentagon chief Mark Esper said the US should modernize its nuclear forces. In his opinion, it is necessary to maintain their combat readiness against the background of China's actions. He pointed out that Beijing is seeking to at least double its nuclear arsenal.

Esper's opinion is posted on Twitter. It is necessary, he said, to keep the Indo-Pacific region “free and open.”

Earlier, on August 29, the head of the US Department of Defense met with his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono. This happened on the island of Guam. They, in particular, accused Beijing of continuing the aggression in the South China Sea.



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