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Deep dive
Armed Forces Journal
40299, pp. 12-16 and 35

Accession No.3252


“Decreasing funds and increasing missions have put the Navy’s submarine force in deep trouble – and it’s sinking fast. Lawmakers and strategists agree that the Navy’s plan to reduce its attack submarine fleet by 15 percent will render it unable to meet critical requirements. The planned replacement of 14 ballistic missile subs with 12 new U.S.D.7 billion Tridents will cut shipbuilding by half for 14 years. The retirement of all guided missile subs will place extra missions on an already stretched fleet.”