Science: New A.S.W.

No sooner had the first U.S. nuclear submarines been launched than U.S. naval technicians turned toward the future with growing fear. Some day the Russians would have "nukes" too, and the new ships were so fast under water that they easily eluded the best World War II detection and kill systems, developed to deal with conventional subs. Dangerous defense problems seemed inevitable.

Now the first crude nukes are believed to be joining the Soviet fleet, but the long-dreaded day of reckoning is still somewhere in the future. During the last decade, A.S.W. (antisubmarine warfare)...

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