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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 (http://tiny.cc/…) 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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