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Russian Jet Comes Within 10 Feet of U.S. Navy Plane in ‘Unsafe and Unprofessional’ Intercept

Vladimir-Putin-russianfrom – Washington Examiner – by Jacqueline Klimas

A Russian fighter aircraft came within 10 feet of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft on Wednesday in the latest in a series of dangerous and unprofessional intercepts between U.S. and Russian ships and planes.

A Russian Su-27 Flanker made an “unsafe and close-range intercept” of the Poseidon at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday during routine operations over the Black Sea, according to a statement from a defense official given to reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The intercept lasted 19 minutes…

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