Interesting comments about the PLA (People's Liberation Army) and its thinking about the U.S. military. This writer thinks the PLA is wrong because of American nuclear submarines, but note the following article that discusses the Chinese focus on their own nuclear submarines.
Rising red tide: China’s Navy in frenzy to build new nuclear-powered attack subs
China's military is heavily in advanced submarines, including both ballistic and cruise missile firing vessels and attack subs.
Recently, Beijing showed off what appears to be a mock-up of its next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine, according to veteran military Rick Fisher.