This Picture Could Cause A Fuss
Many submariners know that there have always been "holes" in the Arctic ice during the summer months, sometimes even in the farthest north. Stripped of this context, however, I'm sure there will be people who will make a big deal about this picture of USS Providence (SSN 719) "moored" at the North Pole:
USS Providence is on her way to the 7th Fleet AOR, and surfaced at the Pole to honor the first trans-polar voyage of USS Nautilus (SSN 571) -- Nautilus left Pearl Harbor to start her journey 50 years ago today. House Resolution 1067, honoring the Nautilus and her historic accomplishment, unanimously passed the House last month.