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Summer 1999

China's Nukes: A Phantom Menace

Stephen I. Schwartz is publisher of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the leading American Journal covering nuclear policy and international affairs. He is also editor and co-author of Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of US Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, published by Brookings Institution Press in 1998.

Chicago - China's first test launch of a new long-range missile in August was seized on by a small but influential group who argue that China poses an immediate danger to the United States. Perspective is needed to avoid another round of the hysteria generated by the US Congressional Cox report, which alleged widespread Chinese nuclear espionage.

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