Tag: nuclear submarines
The Left, which has been after America’s nuclear arsenal for decades and which has always sought to disarm the US unilaterally, has targeted the USN’s ballistic missile submarine fleet for deep cuts, claiming that it’s too big and too expensive and that 8 “boomers” loaded massively with missiles could do the job of nuclear deterrence as well as the Navy’s current 14 boomers or planned 12 boomers could.
Russia and China are rapidly growing and modernizing their nuclear arsenals, North Korea is perfecting its warheads and missiles, Iran is racing towards nuclear weapons, and what do Western arms control advocacy organizations advocate? That the US disarm itself unilaterally.
Russia has a large nuclear submarine fleet, mostly inherited from Gorbachev, but also some subs built after 1991. The VMF (Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, i.e. the Russian Navy) has three types of nuclear submarines: ballistic missile, cruise missile, and attack submarines