Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Anti Submarine Warfare

The United States at the end of the Second World War had the best Navy in the world.  We have continued to have that but we are slipping.  We used to have the best anti-submarine force of any Navy.  The ability to detect and destroy submarines is critical to the defense of the United States.  Our defense depends on our ability to send aircraft carriers and their support ships anywhere in the world.

To defend our aircraft carriers we have to have up to date, modern anti-submarine forces.  Submarine attack is the only method that our potential enemies have of being able to attack our aircraft carriers.  The Communist Chinese are working on anti-ship missiles and so are the Iranians.  The Chinese are also building their own carrier fleet to oppose ours. 

Now Iran and Communist China are also working on new submarines to counter our aircraft carriers.  Too often military forces fight the "last war."  Our last war is the War on Islamic Extremist Terrorists.  We have to remember that we face other adversaries and potential conventional and even nuclear war.  We must have armed forces to fight all those wars, maybe even at the same time; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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