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post #53 of Old 08-13-2012
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Re: Nuclear s(n)ubs

while radio silence may be an operations security issue, this policy is also arguably a public relations fiasco. Consider how much "good will" is worth. Suppose there's a six year old on the sailboat. They go to school and say "my daddy let me talk to a man on a SUBMARINE! That was way cool!"

Uh, yes, there's some value in that and pretending to be deaf or pre-occupied while in plain sight on the surface...Not to much.

Obviously the USN needs to learn from the old USSR and put a Party Representative aka Political Officer aboard each boat, to deal with political issues.

Doesn't cost a lot to wave and say hello. No real down side to it.
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