Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-41 ballistic missiles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of communist China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019.Mark Schiefelbein / AP file
* The US military says that China now has more ICBM launchers than Washington does.
* US Strategic Command recently warned lawmakers of this development in a memo obtained by Insider.
* However, the US still has an edge in the number of ICBMs and nuclear warheads it has.
The Chinese armed forces now have more intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers than the US does, the US military warned recently.
But it noted that the US still has a nuclear edge over its great power rival.
Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of the US Strategic Command, sent memos to both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees in late January detailing the status of China’s ICBM activities as of October 2022.
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Update #2: China surpasses US in number of ICBM launchers (Defense News)
WNU Editor: China is surprising the Pentagon …. Pentagon: Chinese Nuclear Arsenal Exceeds 400 Warheads (Arms Control Association).