Brazil has taken its first step in a plan to join the small club of nations that have nuclear naval power. If all goes to plan, a new shipyard south of Rio de Janeiro, which has recently been inaugurated, will initially build four diesel-powered submarines and then a nuclear-powered submarine. But critics question whether Brazil should be embarking on such an expensive programme when it still struggles to provide critical services, such as education, healthcare, electricity and police, for millions of its citizens.

BRAZIL has several reasons for wanting more submarines. A larger, modern submarine fleet would be a strong deterrent to protect Brazil’s extensive coastline and its offsho...

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Dr. Ralph Espach
Such investment in naval assets with no clear purpose is questionable for a nation that still struggles to provide critical services—education, healthcare, electricity, police—for millions of its citizens
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