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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 06:33 AM
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CNO bullish on subs

Adm. Gary Roughead
Calls subs the ultimate in stealth

CNO bullish on subs
By Andrew Scutro - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Oct 23, 2008 6:34:26 EDT

MCLEAN, Va. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead jokes that his fellow surface warfare officers believe hes gone to the dark side, but hes proud of it.

I love submarines, he said Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Naval Submarine League.

Roughead said in a former job as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, he considered the undersea force his killer arrow in the quiver, and not a Cold War leftover as some perceived.

As a commander in the Pacific you rely on submarines more than anything else, he said. Theres nothing that represents the ultimate in stealth like a U.S. Navy submarine.

Submarines are used extensively these days for intelligence gathering and surveillance and now as CNO, Roughead said he has heard more debriefs from submarine commanders home from patrol than from returning and higher-ranking strike group commanders.

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uhc comment: And in other submarine news, I haven't heard shit about the USS Ohio since last year -->
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