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dc.contributor.advisorMalley, Michael S.
dc.contributor.advisorMoltz, James Clay
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Corwin J.
dc.dateSep-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T18:22:21Z
dc.date.available2015-11-06T18:22:21Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47271
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSubmarine proliferation in the post–Cold War environment has led to an exponential increase in the number of regional submarine operators and begs the question: Were these submarine purchases made for deterrence, enforcement, prestige, or a combination of the three? This thesis compared the case studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam, analyzed statements made by government and defense officials, and weighed each against the regional security environment to determine states’ rationales for purchasing submarines. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore likely purchased submarines for deterrence and enforcement, and Vietnam for deterrence. The deterrence imperative for all states was relatively strong, but enforcement rationales varied; prestige lacked credible evidence as a rationale for submarine purchases. Future submarine proliferators, including the Philippines and Thailand, are likely to successfully acquire submarines when the deterrence or enforcement imperatives are strongest. These findings are significant because regional submarine operations that increase the potential for undersea conflict or accidents can be minimized if governments can reduce the threat perceptions of other states or find alternative, effective methods to enforce the maritime domain.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/atperiscopedepth1094547271
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAt periscope depth: exploring submarine proliferation in Southeast Asiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorsubmarineen_US
dc.subject.authornon-nuclear submarineen_US
dc.subject.authordiesel-electric submarineen_US
dc.subject.authorunderseaen_US
dc.subject.authorsubmarine proliferationen_US
dc.subject.authorSoutheast Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authordeterrenceen_US
dc.subject.authorenforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorprestigeen_US
dc.subject.authorregional securityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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