The U.S. Navy submarine force has set the standard in undersea warfare for at least half a century. America’s submarines made a vital contribution to victory in the Second World War, and they formed an elite force of truly innovative capabilities during the “cold war at sea” with the Soviet Navy. Since the end of the Cold War, the submarine force has been a leader among U.S. military warfighting communities in transforming itself to remain relevant against mili- tant Islamist extremism and other emerging threats.
Collins, Gabriel; Erickson, Andrew; Goldstein, Lyle; and Murray, William
"Chinese Evaluations of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 61
, Article 6.
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