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  • Subsequently, the U.S. completed 67 water-supported launches, ending as recently as 1980; the U.S.S.R. had two similar programs; and Iran itself has sea-launched from a barge in the Caspian.

    The Mortal Threat From Iran

  • Gortney said further strikes on the scale of Saturday's heavy assault with sea-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles may not be needed.

    U.S.: Assault on Libya inflicts heavy damage

  • In 1986, denouncing Gaddafi as "the mad dog of the Middle East" and following aerial dogfights over the Gulf of Sirte, Ronald Reagan sent flights of sea-launched cruise missiles slamming into Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli.

    Gaddafi: a vicious, sinister despot driven out on tidal wave of hatred

  • Relying solely on land- or sea-launched missiles for mainland strikes may prove to be destabilizing in a crisis, whereas stealthy manned bombers that can be recalled can serve to hold major targets at risk while preserving operational flexibility.

    The Growing Threat From China's Air Force

  • I mean if we lack deep-strike capacity for only a few years, and maintain reasonable levels of either transparency or espionage, surely it would take long enough for a potential adversary to prep an invasion/strike force that we would have enough warning to do something about it (like lease some hardware or find a way to strap some bigger sea-launched stuff to the subs)?

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Prepping for Pucka.

  • The White House site states, in part: "A combined limit of 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM [inter-continental ballistic missile] launchers, SLBM [sea-launched ballistic missile] launchers, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments; a separate limit of 700 deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs, and deployed heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments."

    The New Start Treaty Ignores Most Nuclear Weapons

  • But Washington seems to support Israel's insistence that it cannot live under the possible future threat of Iranian nuclear weapons -- if ever developed -- even though Israel has now deployed an indestructible nuclear triad of land, air and sea-launched nuclear weapons and an effective, layered anti-missile system that is better than anything the US currently fields.

    Eric Margolis: Obama's Big Mideast Push

  • Israel, the primary target for any Iranian nuclear strike, has an indestructible triad of air, missile and sea-launched nuclear weapons pointed at Iran.


  • It continues to move forward with the new sea-launched Bulava ballistic missile to be carried aboard the equally new and state-of-the-art Borey nuclear-powered submarine.

    Why Should We Underwrite Russian Rearmament?

  • It had a nuclear submarine fleet that was better than ours, and that was equipped with sea-launched missiles that could be fired at US targets from locations only minutes from our coastline.

    Big John McCain and the Scary Iran Threat


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