Russia-Germany gas pipeline raises intelligence concerns: U.S. official

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Source: Reuters

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany raises U.S. intelligence and military concerns since it would allow Moscow to place new listening and monitoring technology in the Baltic Sea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

MILITARY THREAT

She said the Baltic was a congested, sensitive military area. “When we look at the ability of governments and companies to use infrastructure deployments as a means to convey devices and technologies that can listen and follow and monitor, that is a concern with regard to this particular undersea pipeline project in the Baltic Sea,” she added.

“The new project would permit new technologies to be placed along the pipeline route and that is a threat.”

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Editor’s Note: My aggregator is locating articles that I was not even aware of and have not read else where. Even though this Article is more than 6 months old , the Geopolitics surrounding the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is very relevant and will continue to be so.

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