NATO has found the Russian submarine threat to Atlantic
MOSCOW, may 19 — RIA Novosti. NATO could revive the Supreme command in the Atlantic to oppose Russia, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing officials of the organization.
According to the publication, this week in Brussels, the plan suggested that the generals of the Alliance. The Alliance framework could be revised by February 2018.
“We need to consider potential threats on all fronts, including in the North Atlantic and the Arctic”, — said Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Peter Paul.
Military experts believe that now the possibility of NATO’s monitoring of the region has declined and the Russian submarine fleet’s ability to operate in the Arctic and North Atlantic unnoticed, the newspaper said.
Analysts of the Center for a new American security in report to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that in case of conflict, the Russian submarine can “interrupt the doctrine of the Alliance, to attack a military transport ship in the US and cut the undersea cable between Iceland and Canada, interrupting global communications system”.
The Supreme command of the armed forces of NATO in the Atlantic lasted from 1952 to 2003. In his area of responsibility included water from the North pole to the tropic of Cancer, from North America to Africa and Europe, excluding the English channel, the British and the Canary Islands. In the case of a military confrontation, it had to ensure the safety of sea lanes to transport reinforcements from the US to Europe.
In recent years concentrates NATO armed forces near Russia’s borders under the pretext of the potential “aggression” on her part. In Moscow have repeatedly stressed that Russia will never attack any of the countries of the Alliance. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that NATO knows about it, but I use the excuse to place more troops at the Russian border. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the actions of the Alliance in Norway, the Baltic States, the Balkans and in the Arctic, Russia views as a demonstration of the power of promotion to their advantage.