Thursday, July 17, 2008
Several naval related blogs have been writing and analysing the need for the United States Navy to develop better platforms to preform their primary mission, protect the homeland. A story filed by Reuters News Service reports that Mexico captures submarine loaded with drugs this week. This is not the first time a submarine has been captured. It is a problem that has been occurring the past seven years, during the time when we were fully committed to the World Wide War on Terror. Naval forces from several Central American countries and the U.S. Coast Guard have been intercepting small submarines loaded with cocaine since the 2000. The smuggles have gotten more sophisticated and now have tried to mask engine sounds by playing recording of whales and dolphins to try and throw off the pursuers. The links below along with a youtube link showing the capture of a drug sub is just the tip of the iceberg of what has been happening while our focus has been on building for a great state war, by spending billions on questionable platforms. DDG-1000 Hits an Iceberg, Taking on Water.