An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Nov 10, 2014 06:10 AM CST

To most Americans a "boomer" is a member of the baby-boom generation, someone born between 1945 and 1964. To military analysts, a boomer is a nuclear submarine that carries fully armed nuclear missiles. Stand by for some big and unsettling news about this kind of boomer.

Only two countries have boomers today -- the U.S. and Russia. But the Wall Street Journal (…) says China is about to join the boomer club. Atop its report, which quoted senior U.S. Navy officials by name, the Journal placed an ominous headline: "Deep Threat: China's Submarines Add Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic ...

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