China Horn engaged in largest nuclear buildup in history: Daniel 7

Chinese military personnel walk in formation outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, Saturday, March 5, 2022. China is raising its defense spending in 2022 by 7.1% to $229 billion, up from a 6.8% increase the year before. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Chinese military personnel walk in formation outside the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, Saturday, March 5, 2022. China is raising its defense spending in 2022 by 7.1% to $229 billion, up from a 6.8% increase the year before. … more >

DNI: China engaged in largest nuclear buildup in history, preparing ground to take Taiwan

By Bill Gertz – The Washington Times – Tuesday, March 8, 2022

China is engaged in a massive nuclear weapons buildup that includes hundreds of new strategic missiles, and Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing the military to retake Taiwan, the nation’s most senior intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday.

Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, and four other intelligence agency leaders disclosed new information on threats from China and dangers posed by Russia, North Korea and Iran at the annual briefing on threats to U.S. security around the globe.

China’s military buildup includes “the largest ever nuclear force expansion and arsenal diversification in its history,” Ms. Haines told a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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