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The Navy Needs to Close the Projected Gap in the Attack Submarine Fleet

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Baker Spring

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Military and defense (Military equipment and weapons)

Keywords: National security; class; procurement; Los Angeles

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Attack submarines provide invaluable capabilities to the Navy and the nation, but without action from Congress, the fleet could fall beneath the number needed for national defense.