Jets Buzzing American Ships May be Met by Force [VIDEO]
You may remember that last week Russian SU-24 Fighter Jets made multiple low-altitude passes by the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. The USS Donald Cook kept it's cool that time, but according to Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, next time they should not be so lucky.
Russia should be warned that its dangerous flybys of U.S. ships and planes could be met by force, President Barack Obama's nominee as the next NATO and U.S. European Command commander said Thursday."Sir, I believe that should be known -- yes," Army Gen. Curtis M. "Mike" Scaparrotti said when asked by Sen. John McCain whether Russia should be told that the U.S. would take action if American lives were endangered.Pursuing the same line of questioning, Sen. Joe Donnelly, an Indiana Democrat, asked Scaparrotti whether the Russians should be told that "next time it doesn't end well for you."The general responded that "we should engage them and make clear what's acceptable. Once we make that known, we have to enforce it.
Read more from Military.com here and view the video of the Russian jets buzzing the USS Donald Cook below:https://youtu.be/ylONaw4ODukDo you think we should engage next time they get too close? Let us know what you think in the comments section and on our social media pages.