Russia's long-range submarines are routinely feeling out the U.S.'s antisubmarine defense and detection networks well within missile range of Atlantic coast cities. The no-nonsense evidence of Russian penetration, as presented by the Navy to the House Armed Services Committee, is a remarkable batch of photographs of Russian W class and other class submarines on the surface near Cape Hatteras, N.C., Narragansett Bay, R.I. and more generally "in Atlantic waters." Russia's long-range submarines—perhaps about half of the 500-sub Red fleet — apparently make a point of staying outside the three-mile limit, thus...

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