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Sub hunting skills declined while China, Iran built more subs

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

From AOL Defense


Navy's Sub-Hunting Skills Declined While China, Iran Built More Subs
By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
Published: May 16, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: During a decade of relentless focus on counterinsurgency, the military has let other skills erode, skills it will have to struggle to get back even as budgets tighten. In particular, the capacity of the US and allied navies to hunt enemy submarines has suffered even as potential adversaries like China and Iran have built up their sub fleets.

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