As China continues to revamp and improve its submarine force, the U.S. attack sub fleet is on the descent, causing some alarm for Senate Armed Service Committee members. Speaking about the Chinese submarine force at a March 25 hearing on North Korea and the Pacific, Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, told the committee, “The have a credible submarine force now. They are modernizing.” Locklear notes the Chinese will soon have between 60 and 70 subs. “That’s a ...

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