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    Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    Russian Subs Patrolling Off East Coast of U.S.

    MARK MAZZETTI and THOM SHANKER
    NY Times
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON — A pair of nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines has been patrolling off the eastern seaboard of the United States in recent days, a rare mission that has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and intelligence agencies about a more assertive stance by the Russian military.

    The episode has echoes of the cold war era, when the United States and the Soviet Union regularly parked submarines off each other’s coasts to steal military secrets, track the movements of their underwater fleets — and be poised for war.

    But the collapse of the Soviet Union all but eliminated the ability of the Russian Navy to operate far from home ports, making the current submarine patrols thousands of miles from Russia more surprising for military officials and defense policy experts.

    “I don’t think they’ve put two first-line nuclear subs off the U.S. coast in about 15 years,
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    Russian subs near US waters normal procedure

    Gee.....I wonder who's telling the truth???



    “Russian subs near US waters is normal procedure

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