October 20, 2022

Stealthiest U.S. Submarine Makes Rare Appearance in Arabian Sea

Featuring Tom Shugart

Source: Nikkei Asia

Journalist Ken Moriyasu

Former submariner Tom Shugart noted that the Arabian Sea is roughly the same distance from Beijing and Moscow, and that the messaging could be to both. Technically, the location may be "a little too close to Iran" for nuclear launches, the adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security said.

"Perhaps it's just to show whomever needs to be reminded that the U.S. is willing and able to send SSBNs to virtually any ocean area it chooses, undetected," he said.

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Authors

  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Tom Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime competition, ...