The 'Kwa is deliberately provoking World War III by parking Tomahawks inside range of Shanghai.
Things are very ugly behind the scenes. Very ugly, very raw and very tense. The media generally carry stories about Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton but the real news is smothered in the back pages.
Note that the shift to the Pacific theatre was predicted over ten years ago on Vault-Co. The truth is, that's where all the action is. It's also where you want your subs circulating when thermonuclear war begins. Get used to it, it's the new normal. It's like the Cold War except now the Chinese will be included in the games of cat'n'mouse. You keep your forces massed around their perimeters, making occasional forays past the territorial boundaries and seeing how they respond. Anybody expecting a nuclear war who doesn't adopt this strategy is an idiot because you want to maintain your capacity to strike first at a moment's notice. You can't do that if your subs are mostly parked in docks in San Francisco gathering rust. It's also the reason that the role that Australia plays in this region will escalate as the dying Kwanzanians make more and more demands on our government to serve their needs as a floating refueling carrier in the Pacific.
Taiwan will be the flashpoint, as we have said for over a decade