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U.S.: Russian Subs in Atlantic ‘More Active Than We’ve Seen Them in Years’

Russia has increased its submarine presence in the Atlantic at a higher level than ever in recent years, the top U.S. officer overseeing operations in Europe said Wednesday, citing one of several examples contradicting conclusions that the military loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been severely degraded by his war in Ukraine. “Their patrols into the Atlantic and throughout the Atlantic are at a high level most of the time, at a higher level than we’ve seen in years,” Cavoli testified before the House Armed Services Committee. “And this, despite all the efforts they’re undertaking in Ukraine.”

Cavoli’s assessment represents a grave warning for future threats Russia may pose to the U.S. and Ukraine’s other western backers. Though analysts have expressed concerns about Russia’s submarine forces in recent weeks, they have largely centered on the recent attention the Kremlin has focused on its Pacific Fleet, which conducted massive drills last week and which Moscow analyzed and claimed last week has “high readiness.” Those maneuvers were seen in part as an acknowledgement of Moscow and Beijing’s increased partnership.

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[ Editor’s Note: These are highly dangerous times. America’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict continues to deepen with the shipment of increasingly sophisticated weapons systems such as tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, air defense batteries, and precision artillery. From the Mediterranean to the Arctic, the U.S. and NATO are operating in close proximity to Russian forces across all domains. Not a good situation… ]

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