September 28, 2023

Taiwan Unveils Homemade Submarine as It Seeks to Counter China Threat

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist: Joyu Wang

Submarines are what military analysts describe as a sea denial weapon because of their ability to play a role in deterring ships, in this case from coming close to the island. They are mobile and don’t need to spend much time in port to operate.

“These submarines are survivable platforms,” said Thomas Shugart, a former submarine officer and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. “You can just send them to sea and say, ‘Hey, sink whatever stuff’s coming across the strait.’”

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  • 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, ...