Red tide: China deploys new class of strategic missile submarines next year

China’s navy is expected to begin the first sea patrols next year of a new class of strategic missile submarines, highlighting a new and growing missile threat to the U.S. homeland, according to U.S. defense officials.

“We are anticipating that combat patrols of submarines carrying the new JL-2 submarine-launched ballistic missile will begin next year,” said one official familiar with recent intelligence assessments of the Chinese strategic submarine force.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/23/china-deploy-new-strategic-missile-class-submarine/#ixzz2ZsftJBUR 
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