Nope, not talking about “baby boomers”, I’m talking about nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. David Tweed has a post up on Bloomberg News with the details. A key excerpt:
“For the first time in history, China’s nuclear arsenal will be invulnerable to a first strike,” said independent strategist Nicolas Giacometti, who has written analysis for The Diplomat and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “It’s the last leap toward China’s assured nuclear-retaliation capability.”
This new class of Chinese boomer will be equipped with twelve Chinese JL-2 missiles. Tweed’s article continues:
The JL–2’s range of about 4,598 miles means China could conduct nuclear strikes against Alaska if it unleashed the missiles from waters near China; against Alaska and Hawaii if launched from waters south of Japan; against Alaska, Hawaii, and western continental U.S. if fired from waters west of Hawaii; and against all 50 U.S. states if launched from waters east of Hawaii, the report said.
The full article is HERE.