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The whole truth about China subs


Sam Roggeveen


26 February 2008 13:36

The NY Times yesterday posted a story about the threat posed by China's growing submarine fleet. The piece notes arms control expert Hans Kristensen's blog scoop from Last October: Kristensen spotted two of China's new ballistic missile submarines on Google Earth and posted the picture on the Federation of American Scientists' blog. But the NY Times article fails to cite another bit of Kristensen's analysis, which would have added useful balance to the story: Chinese subs conducted only six ocean-going patrols in 2007, and that was a historic high.