As budget challenges put increasing pressure on the operational forces, the ability to deter both potential adversary nations and terrorists will require the warfighting platforms of the United States to be ready to perform diverse missions in parallel. Transformation of operational and tactical precepts will be required to support these increasing demands. The nuclear-powered guided-missile (actually, cruise-missile) submarine, or SSGN, is just such a transformational asset.
Sykora, Charles D.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 59
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol59/iss1/4