The neutron transmittance of the polarized lanthanum nuclear target, T is represented in terms of a transmittance of unpolarized target [T.sub.0], a nuclear polarization [P.sub.I], [[sigma].sub.0], a nuclear number
density n, a target thickness L.
China's nuclear numbers remain puny compared with those of Russia and the United States.
The same holds true with nuclear numbers. Simply put, large arsenals buy statesmen little.
Moreover, leaders socialized to the dangers of nuclear weapons seem to understand that while numbers count, a small number of nuclear weapons are more than enough to dissuade the staunchest of rivals, even ones with comparably large nuclear numbers. Again, China's behavior is instructive.
As mentioned, China's nuclear numbers remain relatively small compared to those of the United States and Russia--approximately 400 nuclear weapons, with about 200 operationally deployed.