Some of us are worried about Red China’s brand-new navy muscling up to chase our navy out of the Pacific Ocean. But the crew of the USS Connecticut, a nuclear submarine, have a more immediate problem.
They’re fighting off an infestation of bedbugs; and so far, it looks like the bedbugs are winning (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/navy-grappling-with-bed-bug-infestation-of-bremerton-based-nuclear-submarine/).
It’s not funny. The sailors aboard the boat insist the bugs are still there, despite various measures taken to get rid of them. Because of the bedbugs, the crew is sleep-deprived. This could lead to a disaster: we don’t want the sub crashing into an underwater mountain because the guys steering her can’t keep awake.
It’s almost funny, though. A nuclear submarine! How much does one of those cost? How much havoc could it wreak with its nuclear arsenal? And a bunch of tiny, nasty, dirty little bugs has it just about pinned to the canvas.
NEXT: Infestation of Democrats grounds Navy’s newest aircraft carrier.