In October, 1962, the USSR was right on the verge of having eighty or so missiles armed with warheads of at least one megaton each ready to launch at the U.S. from Cuba. There would have been only a couple hours' warning of an attack on our cities, which, given their limited accuracy, would have been the only practical targets for them. They would have been easier to destroy preemptively than missiles on subs, but not by all that much.
But superiority in numbers, quality, or both counts, even with nuclear missiles. Assuming they are under the control of rational people--and unless that can be assumed no meaningful calculations of risk are possible--a small force of missiles is not much use against a much larger one. Given another week or so, the Soviets would have been able to kill millions of Americans with the weapons they had in Cuba. But even if they had struck the U.S. with every nuclear missile they had, both there and in the Soviet Union, they could not have destroyed many U.S. missiles, if any. They had too few, and they were not accurate enough. And any such attack would have guaranteed a far larger counterstrike that would have permanently destroyed the USSR and killed tens of millions of its citizens.
I'm sure China wants to base ballistic missiles on subs for the same reason the U.S. did--because it prevents them from being destroyed in a preemptive attack. That increases the cost of any such attack, because any nation that launched one could be sure it would suffer enormous losses from a counterstrike.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
That body of water has been called the South China Sea for as long as I can remember, so who knows her motives for calling it something else? I doubt Manila will question China over it, though, but they and the other countries involved might raise their concerns to the Council on Foreign Relations on what's happening over there - if they haven't already done so!
You are losing the augment when it devolves to this.
I stopped counting at the 50 Plus mark of friends killed in Bosnia and AStan. And that does not include all the suicides after. And more to come.
I spent 3 1/2 years in a **** hole called Bosnia.
I suggest reconsidering your insulting remark.