Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear by Douglas C. Waller

By Douglas C. Waller

Taller in size than the Washington Monument, wider at its middle than a three-lane street, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the main complicated conflict laptop the us military has ever produced: a $1.8 billion surprise full of extra smooth army know-how than the other vessel on the planet. Deep underneath the sea it might sail for months, undetected via enemies.
Granted extra entry to at least one of those impressive submarines than any journalist prior to, bestselling writer Douglas C. Waller penetrates the silent, mystery international of nuclear subs, taking you on a tension-packed, three-month patrol lower than the Atlantic Ocean contained in the U.S.S. Nebraska, fondly nicknamed monstrous purple. The chilly battle might be over, however the U.S. military nonetheless has Tridents lurking within the oceans, constantly prepared at a moment’s become aware of to unharness a nuclear Holocaust.
In chilling aspect, witnessed in the course of the eyes of the boys on board and informed of their personal phrases, Big Red unearths the top-secret tactics for beginning international warfare III, together with mystery codes, intricate fail-safe mechanisms, and hugely labeled conflict strategies for nuclear strive against. It’s a journey you’ll by no means forget.

“Unforgettable.” — Richard P. Henrick, writer of Crimson Tide

“Eye-opening.” — Library magazine

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As the bulk of the army arrived on the field, the artillery and the first line deployed with the guns working to disrupt the enemy in preparation for the attack. Once deployed, the first line of infantry moved forward to the assault, supported by the second line or reserve. Behind the second line came the cavalry to pursue, but if the attack failed the reserve deployed to cover the army's retreat. The archduke warned against attacking in several widely separate columns, as this allowed the enemy the "central position" {Centralpunkte) and violated the principle of mass resulting in the piecemeal destruction of each column.

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