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U.S. Aircraft Carriers Keep Getting ‘Sunk’ by ‘Old’ Diesel Attack Submarines

The National Interest, May 4

Naval exercises have repeatedly demonstrated the effectiveness of diesel-electric submarines against much larger and technologically advanced adversaries. Notable instances include the Swedish Gotland-class submarine’s virtual defeat of the USS Ronald Reagan during a 2005 war game and similar successes by German and Australian submarines against other U.S. carrier strike groups in various exercises.