China's new submarine-launched missiles capable of reaching US from its own waters

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Justin Bronk, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, said the development from JL-2 to JL-3 is “what you’d expect”. “The Chinese have had a wide range of ballistic missiles for a long time, and it isn’t the first time they have put them on nuclear submarines,” he told The Telegraph. The upgrade, he said, “mimics the US strategy during the Cold War of moving from Polaris missiles to Trident, which has a far longer range and so gives ballistic missile submarines much more flexibility to patrol in safer waters while still being capable of hitting targets throughout the Soviet Union".