If China's satellites and spies were working properly, there would have
been a flood of unsettling intelligence flowing into the Beijing
headquarters of the Chinese navy last week. A new class of U.S.
superweapon had suddenly surfaced nearby. It was an Ohio-class
submarine, which for decades carried only nuclear missiles targeted
against the Soviet Union, and then Russia. But this one was different:
for nearly three years, the U.S. Navy has been dispatching modified
"boomers" to who knows where (they do travel underwater, after all).
Four of the 18 ballistic-missile subs no longer carry nuclear-tipped
Trident missiles. Instead, they hold up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles
each, capable of hitting anything within 1,000 miles with non-nuclear
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