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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

''Russian Sub Goes Undetected in U.S. Waters for Weeks''

From Moscow Times

''A Russian nuclear-powered submarine operated in restricted U.S. waters for up to a month without U.S. Navy officials raising the alarm, a news report said.

The Akula-class submarine, an attack warship capable of carrying long-range ballistic missiles, traveled in the Gulf of Mexico in June and July, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday.

That Russian bombers made incursions into strategic U.S. airspace over Alaska and California at the same time was taken as a sign of Moscow's growing military assertiveness by the authors of the report.

The submarine patrol comes at a time when President Barack Obama's administration is planning defense cuts of up to $487 billion over the next 10 years and raises questions about the U.S. Navy's submarine-detection capabilities.''

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