How the U.S. is Preparing Amid a Naval Buildup in China

Here is the video:

Love the commentary from the Admiral at the 11:45 mark:

Norah O’Donnell: I just noticed out of the corner of my eye.

Admiral Samuel Paparo: This is a 688 class, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. This is the most capable submarine on the planet. You know, with the exception of the Virginia class, our newer class of submarines.

The exact number is classified – but our best estimate is that there are about a dozen nuclear-powered fast attack submarines patrolling the Pacific at any time. They are difficult to detect and track…something China is trying to solve.

Norah O’Donnell: How much more advanced is U.S. submarine technology than Chinese capability?

Admiral Samuel Paparo: A generation.

Norah O’Donnell: A generation.

Admiral Samuel Paparo: And– by generation, think 10 or 20 years. But broadly, I don’t really talk in depth about submarine capabilities. It’s the silent service.



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