Submarine Caucus

Chair Congressman Joe Courtney

In The News

May 9, 2016 In The News

In a previous article, we examined the overall number of strategic nuclear warheads and carriers in the United States and Russia, including their compliance with the New Start Treaty. We also analyzed in detail the abilities of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the arsenals of both countries, and their prospects for development.

May 5, 2016 In The News


WASHINGTON (CNN) The United States once saw the depths of the surrounding oceans as a place of uncontested American dominance. No longer.

Russian submarines have become increasing assertive in the Atlantic, and the Pentagon finds itself upping its game to try to maintain its supremacy.

May 4, 2016 In The News

The Navy has begun early construction and prototyping on a new class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines designed to help ensure global peace by deploying massive destructive power under the sea.

May 4, 2016 In The News

Crossing the Thames River on I-95, you can't miss a submarine-shaped billboard proclaiming Groton the "Submarine Capital of the World."

Apr 24, 2016 In The News

SEOUL – North Korea said on Sunday a submarine-launched ballistic missile test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a "great success" that provided "one more means for powerful nuclear attack".

Apr 24, 2016 In The News

Russia's submarine fleet, asleep after two decades without a mission or money to patrol the sea, is starting to show life again. This week came reports that Russian attack submarines are "prowling" the coastlines of Scotland, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean Sea in numbers not seen in years.

Apr 17, 2016 In The News

Washington – Russia is deploying its ballistic missiles and attack submarines in numbers, range and aggression not seen in two decades, according to a top U.S. Navy official.

In an exclusive interview, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe told CNN that the buildup reflects an alarming strategic world view.

Apr 17, 2016 In The News

Ashton Carter, US defence secretary, made special mention of drone subs in a speech about military strategy in Asia and hinted at their potential use in the South China Sea, which has large areas of shallower water.


Apr 16, 2016 In The News

The Navy will make funding an extra Virginia-class attack submarine in the early 2020s a "top priority" as it plans its fiscal 2018 budget, the service's acquisitions chief said today.

Apr 11, 2016 In The News

The Navy is now formally proposing to build one more Virginia-class attack submarine per year by the early 2020s, above and beyond what is now planned, service officials told Scout Warrior.

Navy officials have begun to work on the proposed plan, to be articulated in the service's 2018 five-year spending plan called a Program Objective Memorandum, or POM.