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China and Russia are the only countries known to possess intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching the United States. Yet U.S. intelligence sees a spectrum of emerging missile threats in the near and long-term future.

This map offers an overview of the major missile powers and the countries suspected of developing long-range ballistic missiles. Each country's profile also includes information about its nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare capabilities.




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 UNITED STATES

 Missiles
The U.S. has around 500 ICBMs that are capable of traveling at least 9,000 km. It also has more than 400 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with ranges of at least 7,400 km.

Nuclear
A recognized nuclear state; reportedly has about 7,200 strategic nuclear weapons.

Biological
Reportedly conducts research for biodefense purposes only.

Chemical
Possesses about 31,000 tons of chemical warfare agents and is currently destroying its stockpiles of certain agents.

Sources: Center for Defense Information; Arms Control Association.


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