The Future of the Silent Service
The CSIS international Security Program hosted a discussion on Thursday, May 14 with Admiral Connor on the U.S. Submarine Forces' future given changing strategic dynamics, rapidly evolving technologies, and budgetary pressures.
Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor, USN
Commander, United States Submarine Forces; Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic; & Commander, Allied Submarine Command
The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation's maritime leaders.