For the first time in America’s history, China now possesses the ability to attack American cities as a way to counterbalance U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific. Leading media outlets including People’s Daily and the Global Times ran identical headlines about the “awesomeness” of the Chinese 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 also features 30 photos detailing how much damage a nuclear strike would cause cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles.
“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.”