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Farce, defence cuts highlight hard task in Sweden submarine hunt

Oct 22, 2014    

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With a depleted military lacking anti-submarine helicopters and intelligence so far based on civilian sightings, Sweden's hunt for a supposed U-boat intruder has an element of farce pointing to the difficulty of wrapping up the mission successfully.More than 200 troops, stealth ships and helicopters have scoured waters off Stockholm since Friday in Sweden's biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War, after reports of foreign "underwater activity" - suspected to be a Russian sub. Stockholm's huge archipelago is now forecast to suffer severe storms, hamperin...

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