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Revealed: Chinese missile attack would target Portland

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Source: Global Times

Chinese state-controlled media revealed this week its plans to counteract U.S. nuclear deterrence in the Pacific, including suggestions that an attack on America would target Portland, the largest city in Maine.

According to multiple media reports, China’s state-run media outlets including China Central TV, the People’s Daily, the Global Times, the PLA Daily, the China Youth Daily and the Guangmin Daily ran identical stories touting the vast capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army navy’s submarine force.

According to a translation of the Global Times story published in the Washington Times, China’s strategic attack plans include targeteting Portland with advanced intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

China’s media reports the following: “If we launch our DF 31A ICBMs over the North Pole, we can easily destroy a whole list of metropolises on the East Coast and the New England region of the U.S., including Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Portland, Baltimore and Norfolk, whose population accounts for about one-eighth of America’s total residents.”

About Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson was the editor of The Maine Wire from 2013 through 2014. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and is currently a Producer for The Howie Carr Show in Boston.

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