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March 10, 2023
Russian Submarines off U.S. East Coast Spark Cold War Comparisons
Journalist Isabel Van Brugen
Tom Shugart, an adjunct senior fellow with the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank, told Newsweek there is a "clear linkage" between Russians talking about their Cold War operations and comparing them to what they say they're doing now, or recently.
He pointed to Operation Atrina, which reportedly saw five Victor III nuclear-powered attack submarines reach the U.S. east coast undetected, operating there from March to May 1987.
Shugart pointed out that a number of Russian news articles have linked a series of Russian submarine operations in 2019 to Operation Atrina.
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