Polmar, Norman
September 2006
Naval War College Review;Autumn2006, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p119
Academic Journal
The article comments on the operations of nuclear powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN). The author challenges the aspects for the SSGN to be a truly dual-mission submarine. He stresses that an 18,750-ton, 560-foot submarine requires a significant depth of water. He questions the scenarios in which the troops carried by an SSGN will be landed for a clandestine operation.


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