The Washington Free Beacon: “U.S. intelligence ships, aircraft, and satellites are closely watching a Russian military vessel in the Atlantic that has been sailing near a U.S. nuclear missile submarine base and underwater transit routes, according to Pentagon officials.
The Russian research ship Yantar has been tracked from the northern Atlantic near Canada since late August as it makes its way south toward Cuba.
Defense officials familiar with reports on the Russian ship say the Yantar is believed to be gathering intelligence on underwater sensors and other equipment used by U.S. nuclear submarines based at Kings Bay, Georgia. The submarines, their transit lanes, and training areas stretch from the coastal base through the Atlantic to Europe.”
Opinion: Bone chilling. The US government has become a punching bag for dictators and despots.
- Chinese warships off Alaska
- Russian warships off Cuba
- US Navy back to pre-WWII strength
Intelligence analysts believe the ship, one of Russia’s newest military research vessels commissioned earlier this year, is part of a larger strategic intelligence-gathering operation against U.S. nuclear missile submarines and other targets.
We have speculated before that once the president empties Gitmo prisoners into US jails, expect the US to give Cuba the US Naval base in exchange for nothing.
Russian naval base 90 miles off Florida coming up…