CheefTiff said:I agree that we do need something nuclear - I said so earlier. I just feel that it has to be flexible, reasonably cheap and probably not submarine launched this being a very expensive option unless it can be loaded and fired from any submarine.
Well a TLAM with a nuclear warhead CAN be launched from the torpedo tubes of ANY submarine, while some USN boats have the Vertical Launch System mounted externally. It has to be cheaper than a surface-launched system when you take into account the extra protection force required for a ship-launched version. That ship would become a very high value unit, even more than a carrier, which would also be required for CAP.