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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:59 a.m., Monday, February 27, 2006

Pearl Harbor to get additional nuclear attack submarine

By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer

The Navy will be moving an additional nuclear attack submarine to Pearl Harbor, bringing the total to 18, the Navy announced today.

The move is part of a reorganization of submarine forces placing more emphasis on the Pacific over the Atlantic.

"Consistent with global shift of trade and transport, the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review recommends the Navy position 60 percent of its submarine force in the Pacific to support engagement, presence and deterrence," the Navy said in a statement.

Guam currently has three attack submarines, and that number will remain the same, the Navy said. But San Diego, with four subs, would gain three more.