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NATO Struggles With How to Protect Vital Undersea Links After Nord Stream Blasts

  • Alliance has warned of risks to undersea infrastructure
  • Russia has capabilities to sabotage systems, officials say
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Video Shows Leaks on the Nord Stream Pipeline

NATO allies are struggling to work out how to better safeguard undersea critical infrastructure after the Nord Stream pipelines blasts laid bare the difficulty of monitoring facilities and identifying any attackers.

The sheer scale and underwater depth of assets such as pipelines -- or data cables that allow the internet to function -- heighten the challenge for governments. With most systems owned by private companies, proving which government may have sponsored an attack is even more complex.