Series China’s New Missile Silos

Non-governmental open-source analysts recently revealed China is building 200-300 new missile silos near the cities of Yumen in Gansu Province, Hami in the Autonomous Region of Xinjiang and Hanggin Banner in the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia. China’s decision to build such a large number of new missile silos is a painful reminder that the danger of nuclear war did not end with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

This series of four posts examines what China is doing, why, how the United States should respond and the impact of China’s decision on the future of international nuclear arms control negotiations.