jpete wrote:So nothing is different in China in the last 50 years? They don't have half a dozen nuke subs now?
What COULD they do about it before?
And is there any chance they might get pissed about getting left holding the bag on all our debt?
If you corner an animal, don't be surprised when you get attacked.
Their sub fleet is not a deep water fleet, all coastal to my knowledge. They will do what they always did, play a strong hand when they need to and fold the rest of the time. If you think they are itching for a fight with the US you are mistaken. Their internal problems will overtake them long before they become a serious threat to us.