This is coolbert:
Consider this major if true. Very major. Nearly as major as it can get.
AMERICAN SUBMARINE SUNK BY THE RUSSIANS??
Thanks to DEBKAfile in this case.
"Urgent consultations in Washington, Moscow on reported US-Russian submarines in firefight"
"First reports reaching DEBKAfile’s military sources say that a US submarine intercepted a Russian nuclear sub [AS-12] in American waters opposite Alaska. The Russian sub escorting the nuclear submarine responded with a Balkan 2000 torpedo and scuttled [sank] the US vessel. Urgent consultations in both the White House and the Kremlin were taking place on Tuesday night. US Vice President Mike Pence called off an appearance in New Hampshire after being recalled to Washington for a conference called by President Donald Trump without explanation."
Russian submarine [AS-12] in Alaskan waters reported to be a reconnaissance and deep-diving vessel used for research purposes. Russians aboard the AS-12 also reportedly killed and many others injured. AS-12 also called Losharik and can be carried to an oceanic site of interest by a much larger attack submarine with combat capability.
As to the credibility of DEBKAfile and their reporting the famous blogger Spengler considers DEBKA to be unworthy and unreliable under the best of circumstances.
Indeed, if an American submarine has been sunk by the Russians they will not be able to easily explain this away and it will be shortly become common knowledge the vessel is gone, perhaps with total loss of crew.