A low-cost/high-capability undersea weapon would assure open sea lines and put foes on notice. The technology is available. Why wait?
The U.S. Navy is sailing in uncharted waters as the nation is drowning in debt. The Secretary of Defense and service chiefs have been called to testify before Congress to answer questions and explain the impact of additional defense cuts on top of the planned $450 billion that then-Secretary Gates proposed. As the federal budget continues to get squeezed, the defense budget will continue to come under increased scrutiny.