Saturday, March 3, 2012


Byline: Craig Brandon Staff writer

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been invited to be the main speaker at the launching of the USS Albany submarine on June 13 in Newport News, Va.

A Navy spokesman in Washington also said Kissinger's wife, Nancy, has been asked to be the "sponsor" of the boat. If she accepts, she would break the bottle of champagne over the vessel's bow when it is launched.

A Navy spokesman in New York City confirmed the Kissingers had been invited as the guests of honor at the launching, but he did not know if the they had accepted.

Naming the submarine after the city of Albany began with a suggestion by …

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