“We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier.”

–says President Trump.  I’m impressed that he sees that there are more impressive options than the aircraft carrier.

Well, but it’s odd:  with the “powerful submarines” is he speaking of their cruise missile-launching capabilities?  Or is he making a threat of nuclear attack?

Modified Ohio-class subs can carry up to 154 Tomahawk missiles, giving them a quite formidable strategic strike capability (well on paper at least– it’s still unclear, for example, what the exact fate was of a considerable number of the missiles allegedly launched at the Syrian airbase).

But it would be more accurate of the President to say that submarines are less vulnerable and aircraft carriers more vulnerable.




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