"U.S. defense officials are downplaying the potential threat of a Russian attack sub detected just 200 miles from the East Coast and given safe harbor in Florida during Hurricane Sandy."
This is not the first time a Russian submarine has entered US waters. Attacks subs have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico as they were EXITING. I know it is the silly season when all eyes become glued to the TV to see who is the next president, but this is somewhat disturbing. Either the Russian Navy has really stepped-up the stealth technology or the US Navy is falling down on the job.