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“China’s Nuclear Submarine Force,” China Brief, Jamestown Foundation.

This is my publication on China’s nuclear submarine force for Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief. It explores how China’s strategic use of geography in the South China Sea – to include the creation of new landmasses anchored with political and military bases … Continue reading

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AllSource Featured Analysis of the Week: China’s Emerging Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent

This week, AllSource Analysis chose my report “China’s Emergent Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent” as their Featured Analysis of the Week. Below is a preview of the report. For more of this kind of analysis, see the new Intelligence Channels service at AllSource. AllSource Preview – China’s … Continue reading

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Imagery Identification: China’s Type 094 Ballistic Missile Submarine

According to analysis of Google Earth historical imagery from 29 November 2013, a probable Chinese Jin-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), also known as Type 094 SSBN, was observed with 12 of its ballistic missile hatches probably open.  A SSBN is part of … Continue reading

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China’s Top Secret Mao-era Plutonium Production Facility Identified

In 1967 China started the construction of a top secret, underground plutonium production complex in a cave underneath a mountain near Fuling in Sichuan province. The complex, known as Plant 816, was never finished; China declassified the project in 2002, … Continue reading

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AllSource Analysis: Featured Analysis of the Week

This week, AllSource Analysis featured my report on Japan’s demilitarization of abandoned chemical weapons in Ha’erbaling, China. For more of this analysis, see the new Intelligence Channels service at AllSource. AllSource Preview – Japan’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons in China

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