China Will Have Nuclear Subs in 2 Years
New subs could be deployed within 2 years
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2012 12:00 PM CST
A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine Wakashio surfaces off the water during a fleet review off Sagami Bay, south of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

(Newser) – China's nuclear arsenal is getting larger—and going deeper. Within two years, the Chinese will have submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles, according to a draft report headed Congress' way. And not only is China the only current nuclear power looking to expand its repertoire, but developing such an elusive underwater nuclear arsenal is likely to increase tension Stateside, reports Reuters.

China's not making any bones about it, with President Hu Jintao saying today that " building strong national defense and powerful armed forces" were key to China's future. The report from the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission also names China as the "most threatening" power in cyberspace, and warns that the nation is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad " of weapons that could be deployed from land, sea, and air.

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Nov 9, 2012 5:28 PM CST
Brought to you courtesy of the international free trade agreements that allowed china to become a super power that can threaten the military and production capacity of the U S. THANK YOU LARGE BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2012 8:51 AM CST
Rememebr...NO Godless nation EVER succeeds in the world..China is as Godless as any nation has been...they reject "The Truth" and they reject Jesus Christ and sooo they too shall not succeed...Destruction comes to any nation that forgets God! Job 8:13-15/Psa 9:17/Hosea 4:6-7 KJV So, see the path that this nation is taking! they are deceived by a man who smiles and says smooth things and makes promises he never intends to keep and people believe that! Get the picture! You had better!
Nov 9, 2012 4:13 AM CST
"The battle fleet tonnage of the USN is greater than the next 13 largest navies combined." Good luck China.