We have seen a dramatic increase in Russian planes buzzing our planes and ships. Last week one of our ships was repeatedly buzzed by a plane flying so low that it created a wake. On one pass it came within thirty feet of the ship.
This is extremely dangerous. Flying in such an unsafe manner could easily have resulted in a crash. Even worse, it sends a clear message to those who wish to do us harm that our ships are sitting ducks. Someone wishing to bomb a ship knows they can fly right up to it without fear of being shot down. It also damages our foreign policy as further evidence our friends can’t depend on us and enemies need not fear us.
Once again we have seen nothing but talk from the Obama administration. We should have a clear policy of protecting our planes and ships from attack. Providing protection to those who serve should not be a political issue. Total passivity to such provocations should upset all Americans.