A fleet of U.S. warships approaches the 200 mile perimeter Capt. Chaplin has declared but he also activates the prototype Perseus system which makes the sub virtually invisible. On the island, about one-quarter of the crew are refusing to report for duty. But that isn't their only problem. When a airplane approaches the island they suspect teams of special forces may now be on the island. From the brig, Chief Prosser is making his own plans and encouraging disloyalty among the enlisted sailors. In Washington XO Sam Kendal's wife is under pressure to talk to her husband and get him to surrender.
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$20 says we take this guy out in twenty-four hours. Cruise missile; who's in?
Hey, brain surgeon.
[pulls out $20
The Colorado can launch its remaining seventeen nukes in under five minutes. Your cruise missile is a slow weapon, takes maybe twenty minutes. ICBM's faster but you've got to launch it up-and-down; that takes time. And you'd better be 100% sure you kill her 'cause Chaplin's got eyes now. And once the Colorado's Tridents are airborne, there is not a thing in this world that stops them...