Weapon Wednesday – Coming Soon – Submariner Top Gun

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U.S. Navy

The Navy is taking a page out of its own “Top Gun” book, but this time for submarines instead of F-14s. The service is creating a unit designed to teach submariners how to fight their Russian and Chinese counterparts. The “aggressor squadron” is part of the Navy’s push to prepare for—and, with any luck, avoid—a major war with another major power.

USNI News reports that the new commander of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Submarine Forces, Vice Admiral Charles Richard, is standing up the new unit as part of a training overhaul for attack submarine commanders and crews. Admiral Richard wants to focus the submarine fleet away from the diversified missions of the post-9/11 period—which often included intelligence-gathering and other anti-terrorism missions—and back on the ability to fight other navies.

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Navy crews loading an Mk.48 heavyweight torpedo into the attack submarine USS Topeka.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randall W.Ramaswamy

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Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

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