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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:40 PM

Military activity is picking up in the quiet waters between the US and Russia

Tensions between the US and Russia and increasing activity in the Arctic have drawn more attention to the countries' otherwise quiet boundary in the high north.

The Bering Strait, between Alaska and Russia's Far East, has long been an area of low tension and cooperation on matters like waterway management and fisheries enforcement. But expectations of increased commercial and military activity in the Arctic have raised the strait's strategic profile.

"The Northwest Passage and the Northern Passage all link through one strategic waterway in the West, and that's through the Bering Strait," retired US Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser said at a Wilson Center event in October, referring to sea routes along the northern coasts of Canada and Russia, respectively.

Russia is modernizing its military, and the rejuvenation of its submarine fleet in particular has drawn US military attention back to the Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap, through which Russian navy ships would need to pass to strike targets at sea in the Atlantic or in the US and Europe.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/military-activity-picking-quiet-waters-223434740.html

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:42 PM

1. Sounds like a great time to replace military leadership with unqualified Trump "yes, men'.

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:45 PM

2. Gee, I wonder if Putin agreed to do Donald a favor?

Stir up some shit so Trump can try to get everyone to rally 'round him..

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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:15 PM

3. As a Navy veteran (Sonar Technician)

I can tell you that once the cold war began to wain, ASW (Antisubmarine Warfare) training fell off dramatically. It is not something that can be easily "relearned".

ASW warfare is very complex it evolves submarines, surface ships, aircraft other sources such as the IUSS/SOSUS.

ASW is actually "fun", its kinda like sherlock homes mystery at sea.

It can involve days even weeks of boring fruitless searches, long nights staring at LOFAR gram screens waiting for something to present itself as a possible submarine.

Once a "possible submarine" is detected it can get interesting real quick and then suddenly the contact can disappear

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