There’s flexibility and there’s accommodation. Maybe Obama wants to offer the Soviets a base in Florida. Much more convenient than Cuba.
Strange, because I heard that the U.S. Navy sent the fleet in Norfolk out to sea to avoid Sandy. Ships at anchorage bang into things.
Absurd and silly election time exageration. We are not at war with Russia. 200 miles is international waters. It was a friendly gesture and would be expected to be reciprocated. If a US sub was off the coast of Russia and they refused safe harbor and there was an accident what would we say? By calling it an “attack sub” it is made to sound incendiary, but it isn’t.
Exactly. Since when do subs, which can DIVE, need to be protected from hurricanes?
it was a good gesture. And we get to take lots of close-up pictures. The ocean is not particularly clam under a the surface in a hurricane. Even subs need to get out of the way of big storms. A Soviet captain would have faced loss of command and worse, faced charges of being a spy at home for going into an American port like that.