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I think that even if you take the position that a country needs a strong military, strategic submarines are of questionable value.

If the goal is to kill lots of people, silly things like poisoned water or interrupted food supply chain or disrupted energy delivery are much cheaper--although admittedly not as dramatic.

Britain should take the money budgeted for Vanguard submarine replacement and spend it on sustainable energy, the lack of which is much more likely to be a problem in the 21st century than an invasion by France.

by asdf on Tue Jul 14th, 2009 at 10:19:26 PM EST

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