It claimed that both Moscow and Beijing 'added new types of nuclear capabilities to their arsenals, increased the salience of nuclear forces
in their strategies and plans, and engaged in increasingly aggressive behaviour, including in outer space and cyber space.
If the Trump administration were truly concerned about limiting the size and capability of China's nuclear forces
," She stressed, adding that "it would ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which China signed in 1996, and negotiate a fissile material control treaty, which China supports.
I strongly agree with the sense of urgency expressed in the document for the modernization of our nuclear forces
and the infrastructure that supports our deterrent.
Wearing a Western-style gray suit and tie, Kim said his country had achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces
and that he has a nuclear button on his desk.
The speech shows Kim's confidence in the nation's nuclear forces
," Cheong Seong-chang, a senior fellow at the Sejong Institute, said.
It projected that the total annual cost of nuclear forces
including operation and sustainment would increase from $29 billion in 2017 to about $50 billion through the early 2030s.
Under the solidified leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea's nuclear forces
appear to be increasing both in quantity and quality.
No matter what others say, whatever sanctions, pressure and military attack may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces
which was chosen to defend the sovereignty of the country and the rights to national existence.
This raises critical issues in evaluating the progress each country is making in the development of its nuclear forces
, and how much cooperation they still have in shaping their missile forces.
China is developing its first credible sea-based nuclear forces
The United States is going to test on Friday an intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III, which forms the basis of the strategic nuclear forces
of the country, US Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said.
The 22 articles in this year's volume consider such aspects of nuclear and particle physics as parity and time-reversal violation in atomic systems, prospects for measuring the neutrino mass hierarchy, progress in high-field superconducting magnets for high-energy colliders, nuclear forces
and their impact on neutron-rich nuclei and neutron-rich matter, properties of the Higgs boson discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, and new technologies in gravitational-wave detection.