Nuclear-armed submarines and strategic stability in the Indo-Pacific

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    Abstract

    No other weapon system embodies the menacing, but also out-of-sight, presence of nuclear weapons better than the stealthy nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) that have, for six decades, ceaselessly prowled the world’s cold ocean depths, waiting for an order that has never come. SSBNs on continuous at-sea deterrence missions remain the mainstay of the nuclear forces in the United States and France, and the sole platform carrying British nuclear weapons. Despite Russia’s significant investment in road-mobile missiles, SSBNs also remain an important element of its nuclear forces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Strategist - The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Blog
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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