US Worries about Chinese Submarines Ability to Attack US HomelandPosted: April 7, 2017
National Interest says in its article “How the U.S. Navy Plans to Take on Russia and China’s Deadly Submarines” on April 4, “Navy leaders have consistently expressed concerns that China now has the maritime ability to strike directly at the US homeland.”
The article says, “Senior Navy officials and industrial partners say there is an ability to build 2 Virginia-class submarines per year once production of the Ohio Replacement Program nuclear-armed submarines begins in the 2020s.” However, “The current status-quo effort to build two Virginia-Class boat per year, however, will drop to one as construction of the new Columbia-class nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines begins in the early 2020s.
I have said repeatedly that only when China has the conventional deterrence capabilities to attack US homeland can it prevent US attack of its homeland.
China is precisely doing that. My posts “China’s World Largest Nuclear Submarine Construction Facilities” on April 4 and “China has built a nuclear submarine mass production superfactory” on April 6 describe China’s efforts to build lots of attack nuclear submarines for that.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on National Interest’s article, full text of which can be viewed at http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-the-us-navy-plans-take-russia-chinas-deadly-submarines-20011.