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US nuclear-powered submarine arrives in Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian Navy docks in Havana

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rafael Martie/US Navy/FILE

The USS Helena, a fast-attack nuclear submarine, surfaced in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after Russian naval forces arrived in Havana to conduct drills with the island nation, a Russian ally.

In a statement posted on X, US Southern Command said, “The fast-attack submarine USS Helena is in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as part of a routine port visit as it transits the U.S. Southern Command geographic area of responsibility while conducting its global maritime security and national defense mission.”

The specific movements of Navy submarines are highly classified and are rarely disclosed...

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