Admiral James Foggo, commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa, believes that the activity of Russian submarines in the Mediterranean indicates the need to expand the American presence in Europe.
Foggo recalled that modern Russian submarines are equipped with a Caliber strike missile system. According to him, weapons can hit “any capital of Europe or Africa.”
“This indicates the need for a permanent, highly effective maritime presence in European waters,” said the warlord, quoted by Stars and Stripes as saying.
According to Foggo, Russian submarines in the Crimea and Syrian Tartus significantly strengthen Moscow’s position, so the US needs to develop a new strategy that will allow the Pentagon to move forward in the context of an “increasingly complex geostrategic landscape.”
The activity of Russian submarines previously drew the attention of Vice-Admiral US Navy Andrew “Woody” Lewis. He claimed that the Pentagon had lost undeniable dominance in the Atlantic and that outside the main naval base of the Atlantic fleet of the US Navy, the military felt “unsafe.”