The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) is pleased to invite you to a debate on whether the United States should accept vulnerability to Chinese strategic attack. The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review Report says that the United States should pursue "strategic stability" with China, which has led to renewed debate about the definition of stability and the appropriate U.S. stance vis-à-vis China. Some argue that the United States should go further and explicitly acknowledge that China has achieved a survivable nuclear second strike capability, which could bring more clarity to the relationship. Others believe that the United States should expand its strategic offensive and defensive capabilities as much as possible to enhance deterrence and, in the worst case scenario, limit damage to the United States and its allies. How would accepting mutual vulnerability meaningfully alter U.S. policy? Would it in fact lead to a more stable relationship with China? At what cost? These questions will be debated by two experts on the issue.

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