Stalking the Red Bear

The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union

Peter Sasgen

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Thrilling submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy’s “silent service”

Stalking the Red Bear, for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War—the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions—taking readers closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ever done before.
This is the untold story of a covert submarine espionage operation against the Soviet Union during the Cold War as experienced by the Commanding Officer of an active submarine. Few individuals outside the intelligence and submarine communities knew anything about these top-secret missions.
Cloaking itself in virtual invisibility to avoid detection, the USS Blackfin went sub vs. sub deep within Soviet-controlled waters north of the Arctic Circle, where the risks were extraordinarily high and anything could happen

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Chapter One

A DEADLY GAME

U.S. NAVY COMMANDER Roy Hunter, captain of the USS Blackfin, heard the sibilant beat of ships' screws and, through the raised periscope, saw the masts of hull-down Soviet warships. Electronic Signals Measures (ESM) intercepts of radar and radio transmissions had confirmed the presence of several ships and ASW helicopters as well as the high-frequency polarized radar the Soviet helos employed for detecting exposed submarine periscopes and masts.

As he lowered the periscope, Hunter ordered, "Lower all masts.

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PETER SASGEN, who worked closely with the Commanding Officer on this project, is an expert on submarines. He has written both fiction and nonfiction on the subject. He lives in Florida.

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Stalking the Red Bear
The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union
Peter Sasgen

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St. Martin's Press
March 2009
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ISBN: 9781429966979
ISBN10: 1429966971
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages, Includes two maps and eight pages of black-and-white photographs
$9.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
March 2010
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ISBN: 9780312605537
ISBN10: 0312605536
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages, Includes 2 maps and one 8-page black-and-white photograph section
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