Diesel Submarines Can Help Resist China

November 30, 2021 Topic: Diesel Submarines Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: SubmarinesMilitaryTechnologyWorldSSKSSNChinaJapan

Diesel Submarines Can Help Resist China

Deterrence and warfighting exigencies demand it.

So there you have diplomatic, strategic, budgetary, operational, and tactical reasons for acquiring diesel submarines to augment the existing nuclear fleet. Let’s get to it.

James Holmes is J. C. Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and coauthor of Red Star over the Pacific. The views voiced here are his alone.

This article first appeared in 2018.

Image:  REUTERS/Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force