By John Erath While the news that the United States plans to help Australia build and operate nuclear submarines has recently made headlines, the real story may be the one remaining below the (metaphorical) surface. The obvious aspect to note of the September 15 announcement is that it provides another signal that the Biden administration […]
Senior Policy Director John Erath wrote an op-ed in The Hill arguing that U.S. policy toward China should focus less on military competition, and more on the competition of ideas. “Recent revelations that China is building large numbers of missile silos, coupled with the ongoing expansion of its nuclear capabilities, have triggered a number of debates […]
Top U.S. policymakers are eagerly pushing for more military spending to confront China. Recent discoveries of new nuclear missile silos being built in China have only added fuel to the fire. But will China’s actions really change the nuclear balance of power? And what does it mean for global arms control and non-proliferation efforts? Host […]
Senior Policy Director John Erath appeared on TV3, a Spanish public broadcast corporation based in Barcelona, to discuss a recently discovered major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields.
By John Isaacs There is a rising clamor in Washington, D.C., appealing for a substantial increase in the U.S. military budget to confront a resurgent China. However, despite China’s military buildup, the United States will maintain a substantial lead in key capacities, such as nuclear weapons, combat aircraft and aircraft carriers (see chart below). The China […]