If the power stand - down, between Russia , USA and involvement of China could brake to III World war?
Top - secret military technologies ( namely infamous and unique Russian super-fast "Sckval" torpedoes ) and espionage intelligence on highest levels were clearly involved.
Presence of foreign intelligence forces and 2 American submarines, "shadowing" "Kursk" is revealed.
(collision or even a strike)
Were more than hungered of young man cruelly sacrificed to seal the state secrets ?
Or it's the political maturity and the responsibility of Russian president V.Putin prevented the major international crisis and instability inside of Russia ?.
If so , he deserves a grate credit for acting in this manner, despite the tragic loss of lives.
After all,- the sad heritage of "cold war" it there to blame.
or watch it "inbedded" in a blog.