Thursday, June 13, 2024

U.S. military worries Russian submarines will stalk coasts | Miami Herald

Russia’s deployment of a naval flotilla to Cuba on Wednesday was generally consistent with routine military posturing by Moscow — with one exceptional detail, Jake Sullivan, the U.S. national security advisor, told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday.

“There are elements of this one that are different, that are distinct,” he said. “They have a submarine associated with this port visit that they have not had before.”

The first deployment of a nuclear submarine to Cuba since the end of the Cold War has served not only as a message to the Biden administration of Moscow’s displeasure with continued U.S. support for Ukraine, but also of its increasing ability to stalk U.S. coastlines with stealth submersibles — a growing concern for the U.S. military, multiple officials familiar with the matter told McClatchy and the Miami Herald.


Looks like history is back.

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"but also of its increasing ability to stalk U.S. coastlines with stealth submersibles"

How can it be 'stealth', if we know it's there?


Posted by: SchmuelNachman | Jun 13, 2024 8:11:36 PM

What a lot of bollocks. For decades there must have been Soviet/Russian missile submarines lurking off the east coast of the USA (and perhaps the west coast too).

Hell's bells, the JFK administration admitted (in private) that the existence of those subs meant that the arrival of Soviet missiles in Cuba was of no strategic significance.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 14, 2024 5:30:47 AM

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