Thursday, September 25, 2014

China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle

But Beijing seems to be overlooking U.S. submarines

3 comments:

THEBigFatPanda said...

Watch the documentary "Sharks of Steel". It does a great job of explaining why a smart nation fears submarines.
I didn't realize we only had 74, however. I'd feel a little better if the number was around 200. :-)

Anonymous said...

Panda: "74" is the total number of subs, NOT the number of active "boomers". We don't have half enough sailors to keep half that fleet at sea. The Red Chinese didn't care if they got nuked in 1968. So what makes y'all think that only being able to launch .1% of the warheads NOW that we could in 1969 will worry them at all?

Unknown said...

I think they would fear the nukes if they thought there was a will to use them. Just 74 is a considerable number, even if only a third are boomers. Consider the number of missiles and then the mirves. Properly scattered about China, most likely enough to set them back 50 years.
Lynn McFadden