Thursday, December 09, 2004

Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part V

Who here misses the “Yankee Box”? Who longs for the days of NAS Bermuda. Well, you may not get Bermuda back, but Guam and Wake Island.....maybe.

Well, as is their want, our friends in the PLAN have taken the next step.

Bill Gertz, as usual, gets the story first and right.

Of note, the
Type-094 SSBN when it goes operational next few years will be outfitted with the DF-31 SLBM missile, being that the new JL-2 SLBM is having some developmental difficulties. Once outfitted with 16 JL-2 (MIRV’d I am sure thanks to the Clinton Administration), the Type 094 will be able to reach out an touch someone from ~7,500 miles.

Nice. Longer spines for the porcupine.

Job security for the old Cold Warriors. Buoy away!!!!

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