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Nukes!

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In Robert Farley
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On January 23, 2013
In my latest Diplomat column I make the case for retaining a (reduced) boomer fleet: My own view is that the United States can accept a lower threshold for at sea nuclear deterrence, but this leg should still retain a rump deterrence capability.  Survivability concerns may not be what they were, but they are still […]

D’oh!!!

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On October 23, 2010

Less than ideal time for this to happen: The Royal Navy hastened to assemble an official inquiry Friday evening to explore why Britain’s newest nuclear submarine, H.M.S. Astute, ran aground while un

Russian Narco Subs

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In Robert Farley
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On October 3, 2010
This is genuinely fascinating: When police found a russian-engineered submarine under construction on the outskirts of landlocked Bogota last week, one senior officer swore they had stumbled on “irrefutable proof of the presence of the Russian mafia” in Colombia. Before the 100ft vessel could be bolted together in order to “run silent, run deep” with […]

Slow News Day…

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On August 5, 2009

A pair of Russia’s old, loud nuclear attack boats patrolling off the Eastern seaboard is news? The Tu-95 flights off Alaska and the UK last year were so much more interesting… Galrahn sugg

India Gets a Boomer

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On July 27, 2009

Congratulations of a sort are due India, which just launched its first nuclear ballistic missile submarine. The boat was built with Russian assistance, which makes sense because it kind of looks like

Typhoons Coming Back?

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On July 6, 2009
Via Chet, the coolest submarines ever built may be returning to service: A week ago, Admiral Vladimir Vysotskiy, the Navy Commander-in-Chief, told journalists that the Navy intends to keep Project 941 Typhoon submarines in service. These submarines were waiting for some kind of decision about their future since at least 2004, then the Navy disbanded […]

Chinese SSBNs

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On May 31, 2009

Check out this fabulously informative article on Chinese SSBNs. The PLAN is building between four and six Jin-class nuclear ballistic missile subs, which when complete will constitute a deterrent on t

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