TITLE

Shadow Strike: The SSGN

AUTHOR(S)
Carey, Merrick
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2003, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the conversion of Trident submarines to the SSGN program in the United States. With the SSGN, deterrence no longer is a solely nuclear decision. This stealthy, nuclear-powered platform, with up to 154 cruise missiles on board, can work as a campaign opener. The SSGN program has the potential to reshuffle the calculus for Navy Tomahawk land-attack missions. SSGN has the flexibility for multiple missions such as launching unmanned underwater vehicles, special operations forces, and various intelligence collectors.
ACCESSION #
10000525

 

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