Forget spies and high level espionage. There’s not a smidgen of either Frederick Forsyth or John Le Carre in this griping yarn. All it took was a poorly censored PDF document released online that could be copy pasted to reveal the blacked out parts. The problem is the document was full of information about vulnerabilities in the Royal Navy’s nuclear sub fleet. Uh oh.
As of this writing the MoD have rereleased a ‘correct’ version to mitigate the security leak. This doesn’t alter the fact that evil entities like C.O.B.R.A. and a few James Bond villains are aware of what it takes to cripple the Royal Navy.
Of course, we’re kidding. Worst comes to worst, the leaked information punctures the public’s confidence in the nuclear submarine fleet, which cost tons of money just to operate and maintain. No wonder other countries prefer buying compact diesel electric submarines.