Just picked up a link to a great Submarine Blog (The Stupid Shall Be Punished) from Blackfive. Bubblehead has some great thoughts and links to articles on the recent grounding of the USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN-711).
I served on two submarines and on a submarine Admiral's Staff (coincidentally it was Admiral Sullivan many years ago - before he became COMSUBPAC) and this hits really close to home.
I never had a shipmate die onboard in the line of duty. I can't imagine what it is like for the men on the SAN FRANCISCO right now. One dead and 60 injured. Lives and careers forever altered.
They don't call submarine duty "The Silent Service" for no reason. Darn near everything they do is classified at some level or another. I know RADM Sullivan, though, and whatever he can make public - he will and as soon as it is reasonably possible.
For those who have been asleep for the last 3 years, we're at war and there are Operational Security considerations. The SAN FRANCISCO wasn't out for a joy ride, she was on a mission. After careful consideration of what happened, why it happened and what SAN FRANCISCO was doing when it happened, the Navy will share all the APPROPRIATE information with the public. Till then just be patient and check back with bubblehead often.