They add that the US Military is super-coy about following the vessels's movements; which is appropriate, as their movements are Secret or above Naval intelligence.
Did they have a fire sale on Russian analysts? Could you get someone who knows what they're talking about next time CNN? Please? For the love of pete... that's complete BS.
"heading north roughly 100 miles off coast of Myrtle Beach after cruising by Charleston, SC."
Bảo Vĩnh is doing his homework :) Well done, and thank you!
It is absurd to suggest it's presence is a sign of "weakness".
The USAF & NATO perform the same missions near Russia for the same reason; physics. Not all INT can be collected from space.
So, an unlisted undersea cable coming from Virginia? Yup
Yes, with extremely little proof, I'm making a proper Gypsy-Fortune-teller-crystal-ball-quality assessment that Viktor Leonov is outside New London. #spyship
By now it could be anywhere up the Eastern seaboard.
"International waters is defined as being great than 12 miles off the coast, according to the official."
You mean that in the same way that Pi is 3.14-something-something, according to a mathematician?
It's a weird way to state a fact.
~"International waters, a term defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), lie beyond 12 nautical miles from shore."
...because I don't give a damn what the official said it was, it's a black and white fact.
Well, I'm glad you asked (and I looked!)
It is now day 35; if they haven't visited Havana, they will soon.
You'd know this from the Russian Embassy posting it on their web page.
( Two days earlier I had speculated they were ~215 miles East of Atlantic City. 👍 )
Exclusive Breaking News coming soon. #VagueTweeting
Russian "Spy Ship" Viktor Leonov spotted in Trinidad and Tobago, again!
They didn't announce it last year either, leaving some people to think the Spy Ship stayed all year. It didn't.
No US MSM has even mentioned it yet.
The ship arrived last week, and the story broke Saturday.
Can't the US press pick this story up without the Pentagon's approval?
I don't know, but the businesses in Port of Spain should be happy with the money they dropped off, maybe they'll be back again!
The pattern, altitude, and heuristics look VERY similar to last year.
Jacksonville is a favourite hang out of Viktor Leonov's.
You're not on the ground, jacka$s.
‘USS Farragut (DDG 99)hailing Viktor Leonov (2017-03-24 ~0800)’ soundcloud.com/steffanwatkins…
'Viktor Leonov hailing USS Farragut (DDG 99)(2017-03-25 ~1000)'
No information on who's been tasked to shadow the ship this time. #USSCole again? They were last seen docked in Norfolk on the 5th.
1. How long the the Russians will be there? (2mo. total, so end of March)
2. That Viktor Leonov restocked & returned?
3. Which USN ship is shadowing it?
4. Why the USN didn't announce it earlier?
5. Will the USN announce when they leave?