let's just hope there's
This is some very scary stuff. Always has been.
Of particular note to me is the strategic sensibility a sitting President/advisors need to balance between giving Chen too much confidence and making certain China knows it will get whacked if it tries anything. You certainly don't want Chen getting ahead of the game, but you also don't want China jumping.
Now throw in N. Korea and we just might have something horrible with that artillery just a few miles up the road, aimed right down on Seoul.
We'd better wrap up the force protection requirements in Iraq soon, or the perception of our weakness will be more at risk. Nukes remain in the inventory.