Probing Obama: Russian sub moves undetected in Gulf of Mexico for a month

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A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores.

The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow.

The submarine patrol also exposed what U.S. officials said were deficiencies in U.S. anti-submarine warfare capabilities—forces that are facing cuts under the Obama administration’s plan to reduce defense spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years.

The Navy is in charge of detecting submarines, especially those that sail near U.S. nuclear missile submarines, and uses undersea sensors and satellites to locate and track them.

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  • As a lesson learned at Pearl Harbor and Korea but evidently forgotten, cutting the Defense budget in order to fund social programs is not the answer. We need to put some intelligent AMERICANS in Washington, from top to bottom

    • Sapphira Sez

      Amen, Preston. Americans who love this country would be far better leaders than the muslim-in-charge and his goons, thugs, and fellow communists. What’s worse than a muslim-communist homosexual foreigner who is anti-America, anti-Constitution, anti-Christian, anti-life, pro abortion, pro death camps, pro “health care” that will kill old people and pre-born babies??? Nothing could be worse.

  • currituck

    Whether that sub was detected or not, should remain classified, under wraps, kept quiet..Anything reported gives an enemy some knowledge of our capabilities..Those in the DoD today that release such info should be tried for treason, especially if in fact it is truth..While it could be false flag info to throw off an enemy, that too could tell an enemy something..
    Keeping totally quiet about such happenings, confuses an enemy…

    • CaptTurbo

      We need to get rid of the head Treasonist, the usurper in Thief and then we can get things back on track.

      • currituck

        I agree with you, 110%…And the sooner, the better..

  • CSN

    Undetected???? Oh, come on! They come here without warning, we destroy without warning….remember they shot our jets down with passengers which were too close range to Russia once upon a time….where’s our military strategists when you need them…we have ways to detect any movement in the water and I won’t believe it was undetected, possibly protected by Obama.