December 15, 2014


It appears that the UK detected an unauthorized periscope outside their fleet ballistic missile sub base near Falsane. Details are sketchy but the Royal Navy was sufficiently concerned that they called in assistance from the US, Canada and France. 

While there have been rather more spectacular incidents involving Russian poking of NATO and nearby countries in recent months, this would seem to be one of the more worrying. If the Russian subs are are able to elude detection in the Irish Sea and Gulf of Mexico, then there may be a bit of a problem with our and our allies anti-submarine measures that warrants some attention.

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1 Posters at Russian naval forums are sceptical.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Dec 16 11:04:57 2014 (RqRa5)

2 Two things that create strong support from the citizenry - good economy and international conflict.

If Putin is losing the former, might he want to precipitate the latter?

Posted by: topmaker at Wed Dec 17 15:22:47 2014 (2yZsg)

3 Even scarier if Obama follows the same logic.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Dec 17 16:37:34 2014 (TJ7ih)

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