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Russia ‘Simulated Attack’ on U.S. Ship

Russia 'Simulated Attack' on U.S. ShipA U.S. defense official told Reuters that two Russian warplanes flew “simulated attack passes” near a U.S. Navy destroyer on Tuesday. The USS Donald Cook was sailing 70 miles off the coast of Kaliningrad, Russia when two SU-24 jets flew so close that they created “wake in the water.” The flight was followed by seven passes by a Russian helicopter taking pictures of the destroyer. A defense official described the Russian move to CBS News as “more aggressive than anything we’ve seen in some time.”


 

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