A transAtlantic cable was severed.

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Howard C. Berkowitz said:

Nahhh....the squid documentation hasn't kept up with its new capabilities:
"We're not just a web cache any more." Splicing goes faster with ten

Having listened to NPR report on a Manta Ray large enough to tow
a USCG 41' cutter backwards; I'm not sure I want to ...arm..
any sea creatures with high-tech tools such as lasers and fusion
splicers... they sound dangerous enough as it is, thank you.