posted on Jun, 1 2003 @ 11:25 PM
Originally posted by Illmatic67
Why is a US submarine in the North Pole anyway?
US and Russian nuclear submarines often patrol the north Arctic regions... For "boomers" (nuclear missle submarines) the Arctic is a perfect
launching platform, as it presents an area where thier missles cross the north pole and into the target country in the shortest amount of time,
allowing the least warning (as little as 6 minutes flight time depending on your target within the country)
Also, since they can launch thier missles from beneath the ice, it is very difficult for satellites to track them.
Nuclear attack submarines also routinely patrol the arctic, looking for opposing boomers to tail and possibly attack.