Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.
―but this is a bit ridiculous. I mean, really, a lede like that in the twenty-first century?
That it is even possible to write a lede like that is something of a testament to humanity, though hardly one to be proud of.
Sanger, David E. and Eric Schmitt. “Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort”. The New York Times. 25 October 2015.