100 Years of Submarines in the U.S. Navy

GUESTS: SHERRY SONTAG Investigative Journalist Co-author, Blind Man's Bluff (Public Afffairs, 1998) PETER MAAS Author, The Terrible Hours:The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History (Harper Collins, 1999) BLADEN CLAGGETT Retired Captain, U.S. Navy (served during World War II) The U.S. Navy bought its first submarine a hundred years ago. They developed from unreliable diving boats into the lethal marauders of the second world war, and are now the most powerful ships of war ever built. What role did they play in American combat? Are they still viable?

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