Senator John Cornyn sent a letter to  the Chief of Naval Operations, asking for more information after a Russian attack submarine travelled undetected into the Gulf of Mexico. Cornyn wrote:

“According to press reports, a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine recently traveled undetected in the Gulf of Mexico on a month-long patrol.  This submarine activity reportedly occurred in June and July, simultaneously with incursions by Russian strategic bombers into restricted U.S. airspace.

Cornyn also wrote that the developments were especially troubling given the drastic defense cuts sought by President Obama.”