Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Russian nuclear submarines sneak into North Atlantic

     Russian nuclear-powered submarines are sneaking through the “GIUK gap” area and lurking in the waters off Greenland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom. The Soviet Union used it as a strategic gateway during the Cold War and now, three decades since the Berlin Wall fell, the Gap is returning to its Cold War importance.
     The Pentagon is resurrecting an old Cold War-era air base in Iceland, so America can keep an eye on Russia’s new generation of stealthy submarines slipping into the North Atlantic.
     Hidden deep inside the 2018 defense budget is a provision for $14.4 million to refurbish hangars at Naval Air Station Keflavik to accommodate more U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft which will locate and track the subs.
     “GIUK gap” is an acronym for Greenland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom. Our friends will soon know when and where Russia’s submarines are lurking off their coastlines.

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and writes the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys" spy series. 

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