Sweden: Run Silent, Run Where?

The navy nets a spy sub, but can it be landed?

On a sunny Friday afternoon, two Swedish naval officers aboard a motorboat chugging through the waters near a naval base on Musk Island, about 30 miles south of Stockholm, glimpsed a periscope flashing through the waves. The alert quickly went out that a foreign submarine was lurking in Swedish waters, and within hours the hunt was on. Throughout last week, dozens of ships and helicopters swept back and forth across Hars Bay, dropping depth charges to try to bring the mystery sub...

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