Michael Turner confirms in the article what Vault-Co was telling you many years ago. America doesn't know how many missiles China has because her intelligence gathering capabilities collapsed back when disco and piano ties were still in.
I'm of the opinion that this is the worst possible situation, with America's conventional nuclear force falling apart and most of their reliance resting on space-based platforms. You could not have a more volatile mix than that.
“Do we really know how many missiles the Chinese have today?” he asked. Turner expressed concern that planned cuts to the Pentagon could block efforts to modernize the US arsenal. “We need to understand the potential long-term consequences of watching as Russia and China modernize their nuclear arsenal while we sit back and simply maintain our existing and aging nuclear forces,” he warned.