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Xi's nuclear frenzy aimed at shielding China's expansionism

Weapons buildup casts doubt on whether U.S. can defend Taiwan

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Military vehicles carrying DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles drive past Tiananmen Square in October 2019: Beijing is relishing the international attention its nuclear-weapons buildup is getting.   © Reuters

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

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