International Politics

Too Much Vodka, Comrade?

On Thursday, January 9th, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship, according to Navy Times
— U.S. 5th Fleet (@US5thFleet) January 10, 2020

This is not the first time that the Russian military has played a dangerous game with the U.S. military. Navy Times also reported in November of 2018, a Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane.

Our military is to be commended on staying cool and rational under such dangerous circumstances.

But what of the Russian military? It is almost unthinkable that they would be under official orders to provoke an international incident that risks war.

Is the Russian leadership really that reckless and unprofessional?

Or was it too much vodka, comrade?

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