Russian cruise missile strikes fired without advanced notice: U.S

October 8, 2015 3:46 PM

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Russian cruise missile strikes fired without advanced notice: U.S

WASHINGTON Russia fired cruise missiles at Syrian targets this week without giving any advanced notice, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday, describing a trend of unpredictable military action that has put the United States and its allies on edge.

"We've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from Russian forces. They violated Turkish airspace ... They shot cruise missiles from the Caspian sea without warning," Carter said after NATO defense talks in Brussels.

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