What twenty-five years can do

The way military capabilities are used today is remarkable. Last month the United States basically blew through the entire fixed air defense infrastructure of Libya with the vast majority of combat power being provided by a single submarine: USS Florida SSGN 728. If someone would have suggested to Ronald Reagan in 1986 that instead of a carrier air strike, “well [sic] defeat the vast majority of the Libyan defense infrastructure with a submarine,” that person would have been laughed out of the room and called a clown. And yet, that was only 25 years ago.
via Information Dissemination: Observing Modern MSO Squadron Operations.


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