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.