37 years to build that? What an achievement.
...We’d better look out because they might get to the moon first.
About 25 years of which were spent on debating whether an N-sub was required in the first place.
1. Which country is building NEW SSBN’s today? India? Russia? China? The United States? Britain? France?
ANSWER: EVERY nation above EXCEPT the USA is building new SSBNs. We are not.
2. Which country is DISARMING her SSBN’s and/or making them SSGN’s?
ANSWER: El Presidente Jorge Bush, who loves Putins’ soul, has disarmed American SSBN’s and turned them into “Commando” or “Cruise Missle” boats.
3. Which country’s nuclear submarines have been in a protracted multi-year court fight to light up their sonar systems - having to fight the ACLU and various “environmental defence” organisations.
HINT: It ain’t China!
One wealthy, corrupt, immoral, and leaderless nation is slowly becoming weak and degenerate. Her leaders are following after her weak and entertainment obsessed people.
Her families are destroyed. Her churches are destroyed.
And soon her enemies will finish the job.
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
From the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum,of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p. 109.