U.S. protests Russian fighter jet move on Air Force plane

April 12, 2015 10:36 PM

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The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last week in an aggressive, unsafe maneuver that recalls Cold War tensions.

"Unprofessional air intercepts have the potential to cause harm to all aircrews involved. More importantly, the careless and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to escalate tensions between countries,'' Wright said.

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