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Underwater Cables

A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Virtually all of the world's information moves deep under the sea. Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep under water as Mount Everest is tall. Recent reports indicate renewed interest by Russian submarine forces in surveillance of our undersea fiber optic cables. The movement of information is the lifeblood of the global economic system: it needs to be more secure from accident and attack.

Undersea Cables: The Achilles Heel of our Economies

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

Communication in the global economy depends on a relatively few undersea cables, which unfortunately are made more vulnerable by international politics.