Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

In this photo taken on Oct. 26, 2010, and released by the Chinese Navy on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, a Chinese navy nuclear submarine takes part in a nuclear safety drill at the Qingdao submarine base in east China's Shandong province. In a sign of growing confidence, China's navy gave Chinese media on Sunday unprecedented publicity on its first nuclear submarine fleet, one of its most secretive military programs. China is devoting increasing resources to its naval forces to safeguard its maritime interests and assert its territorial claims. (AP Photo)Washington Times – by Miles Yu

Chinese state-run media revealed for the first time this week that Beijing’s nuclear submarines can attack American cities as a means to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific.

On Monday, leading media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical, top-headlined reports about the “awesomeness” of the People’s Liberation Army navy’s strategic submarine force.  

“This is the first time in 42 years since the establishment of our navy’s strategic submarine force that we reveal on such a large scale the secrets of our first-generation underwater nuclear force,” the Global Times said in a lengthy article titled “China for the First Time Possesses Effective Underwater Nuclear Deterrence against the United States.”

The article features 30 photos and graphics detailing, among other things, damage projections for Seattle and Los Angeles after being hit by Chinese nuclear warheads and the deadly radiation that would spread all the way to Chicago.

China’s sub fleet is reportedly the world’s second-largest, with about 70 vessels. About 10 are nuclear-powered, and four or more of those are nuclear ballistic submarines capable of launching missiles.

Heavily influenced by Soviet naval models that stressed underwater forces, China’s nuclear submarine development began with the reverse-engineering of a Soviet Golf-class conventional-powered sub in the 1950s.

In the 1980s, China developed its first ballistic missile sub, the Type 092 Xia-class, which has 12 launch tubes for the Julang (Giant Wave)-1 missiles. The JL-1 had a limited range and failed multiple test launches.

In 2010, a new class of missile sub, the Type 094 Jin class, entered the service. It is capable of launching 12 to 16 JL-2 missiles with a range of about 8,700 miles, covering much of the continental U.S. with single or multiple, independently targetable re-entry vehicle warheads.

Chinese calculations for nuclear attacks on the U.S. are chillingly macabre.

“Because the Midwest states of the U.S. are sparsely populated, in order 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 Global Times said.

“The 12 JL-2 nuclear warheads carried by one single Type 094 SSBN can kill and wound 5 million to 12 million Americans,” the Global Times reported.

China also has developed land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles — notably the DF-31A, which has a range of 7,000 to 7,500 miles.

“If we launch our DF 31A ICBMs over the North Pole, we can easily destroy a whole list of metropolises on the East Coast and the New England region of the U.S., including Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Portland, Baltimore and Norfolk, whose population accounts for about one-eighth of America’s total residents,” the Global Times said.

All the state-run press reports stressed the point that the PLA’s missile submarines are now on routine strategic patrol, “which means that China for the first time has acquired the strategic deterrence and second strike capability against the United States.”

“Our JL-2 SLBMs have become the fourth type of Chinese nuclear missiles that threaten the continental United States, after our DF-31A, DF-5A and DF-5B ICBMs,” said the Global Times.

• Miles Yu’s column appears Fridays. He can be reached at mmilesyu@gmail and @Yu_miles.

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13 thoughts on “Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.

  1. It’s soooo obvious that our U.S. Politicians have given our Country to China. For example, why did Bush borrow billions, indeed trillions, from China in order to give a “tax break” to the American people when he could have just had the FED make more money, like they are doing for the banks right now??
    Like I said folks, they’re all in this together…China, Obama, Putin and Netanyahoo. This is an orchestrated plan against America.

  2. Just remember this. The nukes they can send at us dont need to hit the ground. They can EMP our asses and we will just kill each other off in the aftermath or die off from starvation. Then they walk in and mop up the stragglers and they have what is left of our resources.
    I dont think that they care about the debt we owe them. The world knows that the end of the dollar is coming and world monies will be trashed along with our dollar. They want the land, oil and natural gas and your house.

    If they choose this option, I hope enough of us will remain to give em hell.

  3. The only thing keeping the stretch eyed monster from attacking us is the fact that there are 40 million armed national Americans. Every pie faced,5th column piece of s@#t that is already here will feel the hot lead first.

    1. Agreed. That is why they could use the EMP route and sit back and watch 90% die. We will be the only thing that stands in their way. I think they under estimate the 10% that will reamin.

      1. The funny thing is that the ones who will get killed off are not the ones they need to fear, its those of us who are armed and supplied and positioned in comunities that won’t self destruct, where there are a large number of independent thinkers who know the score, have made preparations to protect and provide for their family no matter what, and will pull together as a unit to protect their family and comunity when it matters, and who will have the support of that comunity. This group includes Oathkeepers, as well as the common man like You or I, I have seen it and know this is where things will go.

  4. Don’t forget that last year their subs came up in the middle of a us navel exercise undetected in the pacific. The missile launch out by catalina was suspected to be from a chinese sub(never proven). This means they can enter our waters undetected. So much for our early warning system.
    I guess the real question i have is why now? A deterrent? A warning?
    Also i looked at the map and it looks like we here in vegas are one of the strike points. I believe you are right Bulldog it will be an EMP,otherwise why bother. If they let the nukes hit there will be no resources to recover.

    1. You are correct. Redhorse.
      On a side note, I am about to make you jealous. Just got back from my local shooter shop. Picked up 1500 230 GR FMJ .45 bullets. They just got em in and they were going fast. I can reload for days. 🙂

  5. This could be about the 3 super-powers killing off each others populations whilst they party in their bunkers and we starve above ground.
    That’s probably what the chinese ‘ghost’ cities are really about, and probably off the target list of the other two. Interestingly they designed a lot of these cities to look like the original cities that’ll get ghosted off the map.

    The EMP would be the most effective (sick as it is) anyway. A few air-bursts over the worlds most densely populated areas equals ‘job done’.

    The only way to survive this and fight back is to be well prepared and organized.

    These ‘jews’ in control of the 3 super-powers are a cult of death. They’re the anti-thesis of creation, life and nature.


  6. What about the chinese sub that was in the gulf of mexico early this year ?Was it like 3 weeks there undetected ? Let`s get this party started !!!

    1. EJ. You should ask Henry for my email we should talk. I am in lafayette but trying to get set up out in Acadia soon. We are gonna be out at our property at some point today doing a little target practice

  7. These Chinese nuclear submarines have been sitting in the waters off of both coasts for years. It’s well known here in CA.

    Remember the missile that was shot out of the water off the coast of California not too long ago? Everyone thought it was a Vandenburg rocket? That was Chinese missile a warning shot and message to someone.
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