In what is easily one of the stranger twists in the military takeover of Crimea, the Russians have seized control of Ukraine's navy dolphin fleet. Yes, dolphins. The annals of dolphin military history is actually teeming with improbable tales, so let this be your guide to the cetacean Cold War.
The "dolphin arms race" started all the way back in the 1960s, when the US and the Soviet Union were competing in just about every realm of military technology possible. Amidst all the secrecy, here is what we know about each side's trained dolphin capabilities.