China Takes Nuclear Weapons Underwater Where Prying Eyes Can’t See – Making Them Invulnerable to a First Strike

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By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, fishermen look at a Chinese nuclear submarine sails past...

In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, fishermen look at a Chinese nuclear submarine sails past…

The Chinese are moving to make a first nuclear strike against them from anywhere on the planet impossible. The nearly invisible JIN class submarines armed with nuclear JL–2 ballistic missiles will be primed to take enemies down before they can launch an attack against China.
From Bloomberg:

The nuclear-powered subs will probably conduct initial patrols with the missiles by the end of this year, “giving China its first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent,” according to an annual report to Congress submitted in November by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Deploying the vessels will burnish China’s prestige as Xi seeks to end what he calls the “cold war” mentality that resulted in U.S. dominance of Asia-Pacific security. Since coming to power, Xi has increased military spending with a focus on longer-range…

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