Bush official urges China to lift nuclear secrecy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s unyielding secrecy about its nuclear arms strategies leaves open the worrying prospect of a costly U.S. misstep during a crisis, President George W. Bush’s top Asia adviser said Wednesday.

“By being mysterious they give themselves a degree of edge,” Dennis Wilder, the senior director for East Asian affairs on the National Security Council, told a gathering of Asia specialists and reporters.

Washington and Beijing began a discussion last year about each side’s nuclear strategies and systems, but Wilder said the need to prompt greater Chinese openness grows more important as they develop mobile land-based nuclear missiles and move closer to fielding sea-based nuclear ballistic missile forces.


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