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dc.contributor.advisorTritten, James J.
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Brian Thomas
dc.dateDecember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:18:00Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:18:00Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23862
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe end of the Cold War has been the watershed event for changes in the international and national security environments that present tremendous implications for the US submarine force. These changes include calls for significant US defense cuts to reap a "peace dividend," the increasing importance of economics as a determinant of defense spending, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union resulting in the absence of a clear tangible global threat to US national interests. What has resulted from these changes in the formulation of a new US national security strategy that focuses on regional contingencies, and the decision to cut US defense forces by at least 25% over five years including the cancellation of the Seawolf submarine program. This thesis addresses the implications of these tremendous changes on the US submarine program. Specifically, issues that are addressed includes roles and missions, force structure, submarine design, and changing the institutional mindset of the submarine community. The issues of roles and missions involves demonstrating the applicability of the submarine to regional warfare. The issue of submarine force structure deals with both the short term and long terms factors affecting submarine for reductions and ultimate submarine force size. The issue of submarine design addresses concerns over the submarine industrial base, the Centurion program, and design requirements for a regional warfighting submarine. The need for change the institutional mindset of the submarine community is addressed to illuminate the fact that in order to adapt to and absorb the enormous changes occurring in the international environment, the submarine community also must change.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/determiningfutur00howe
dc.format.extent119 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDetermining the future of the US submarine forceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrown, R. Mitchell, III
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorUnited States national securityen_US
dc.subject.authorSubmarine warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited States military policyen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited States Navy submarine forcesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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