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When submerged, submarines may be subject to enemy action, mechanical failure, collision and other accidents that mean it is immobilised and unable to surface. Escape and Rescue are key capabilities. NATO maintains a 24×7 globally deployable submarine rescue capability, based in Scotland.
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The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan provides an excellent model for disengagement from direct military involvement in support of an allied government in a counter-insurgency campaign.