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How Russia and China Could 'Sink' the U.S. Navy

Dave Majumdar Security, Think submarines.  Thus, while it is true that the U.S. Navy’s ASW capabilities have atrophied, the threat is not nearly as great as it was at the height of the Cold War when the Soviet Union fielded a submarine force comprised of  some 480 boats. While a resurgent Russian and growing  Chinese submarine fleet  poses a challenge for the United States Navy, the service’s carriers and naval aviation forces are well prepared to meet the threat.
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