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Submarine Hunt Exposes Swedish Readiness Gap

Swedish Commander-in-Chief Sverker Goransson talks to media after a nearly two-hour long meeting with the Swedish Parliament defence committee behind closed doors in Stockholm Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The defence forces are on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Pontus Lundahl)
Swedish Commander-in-Chief Sverker Goransson talks to media after a nearly two-hour long meeting with the Swedish Parliament defence committee behind closed doors in Stockholm Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The defence forces are on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Pontus Lundahl)

STOCKHOLM—The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden’s submarine hunts during the Cold War — and...




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