Are Russian Subs Stalking USA Undersea Cables?

(WASHINGTON) Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of conflict.

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As Reported By The New York Times:

The issue goes beyond old worries during the Cold War that the Russians would tap into the cables — a task American intelligence agencies also mastered decades ago. The alarm today is deeper: The ultimate Russian hack on the United States could involve severing the fiber-optic cables at some of their hardest-to-access locations to halt the instant communications on which the West’s governments, economies and citizens have grown dependent.

While there is no evidence yet of any cable cutting, the concern is part of a growing wariness among senior American and allied military and intelligence officials over the accelerated activity by Russian armed forces around the globe. At the same time, the internal debate in Washington illustrates how the United States is increasingly viewing every Russian move through a lens of deep distrust, reminiscent of relations during the Cold War.

“I’m worried every day about what the Russians may be doing,” said Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge, commander of the Navy’s submarine fleet in the Pacific, who would not answer questions about potential Russian plans for cutting the undersea cables.

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  • metheoldsarge

    Perhaps they are experimenting with ways to tap into them.

  • R G

    This is yet another example ( a MAJOR ONE) of why the USA needs to be as self dependent/ self reliant on fuel, food and other resources as possible at all times and why America needs to be strongly prepared to protect and defend its people and land with traditional tactics and equipment (including an uninfringed 2nd amendment) on through the future generations. SO much reliance currently rests on computers and technology and we have seen and read the stories abut foreign powers potentially being able to render our technology useless. By the time Democrats are done “leading”, the American people would have their personal defense restricted to one round in a single shot revolver with the barrel removed and locked away separately and military focused on trying to save America from … the weather. It is time for this country to return to voting in strong, American principled leadership!

  • Beckah

    And leftists laughed at Romney for saying Russia is the greatest threat to security to the US. Lucky for us, we have King Hussein at the helm! We are completely secure now that we’ve all but dismantled our own military, and have them deployed to dozens of places (merely in an “advisory” capacity mind you).
    I sure am glad that “global warming” is the greatest threat to our civilization, I’d hate to think that Russia or the muslimes are dangerous!