The headline? 'China For First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence Against United States.'
The narrative provides 30 photos of presumed damage projections for Seattle and Los Angeles. The article details the fallout radiation from such attacks projecting a spread all the way to Chicago.
China's subs have been evolving since they first copied Soviet subs from the 1950s. The Type 094 Jin class entered service in 2010. The behemoths are capable of launching 12 to 16 JL-2 missiles with a range of about 8,700 miles - enough to cover the entire USA.
The article boasts, 'to increase the lethality, [our] nuclear attacks should mainly target the key cities on the West Coast of the United States, such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.'
'The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans,' Chinese Global Times reported.
The Chinese have 4 type 094 SSBNs prowling the Pacific and are planning the type 095 with even more capability by 2016. Isn't that a hoot?
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