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Subs and jets: Pick a number

A couple of notes to keep our conversation about the 'military numbers game' ticking along. The first is to say that ASPI has entered the submarine debate with a new Strategic Insights paper, 'Mind the Gap: Getting serious About Submarines'. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it seems to come down pretty hard on the idea that the Government can have both a bespoke, domestically-produced new submarine design and a doubling of the overall fleet.
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