Russian Flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea Alarms Experts

April 14, 2016 3:06 PM

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Russian Flyby of USS Donald Cook in Baltic Sea Alarms Experts

A series of extremely low passes by two Russian jets over a U.S. destroyer this week was a dangerous example of brinkmanship by Moscow in what has become an increasingly worrying trend, according to Western analysts.

With the jets coming as close as 30 feet, just one mechanical failure, a pilot error, or a patch of freak turbulence could have caused catastrophe — both for the American sailors and the fragile geopolitical situation, experts warned.

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