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War Is Boring
In June 2014, Kaliningrad Su-27s again flew within 30 feet of a Swedish spy plane. The Su-27s have also tangled with Swedish Gripen fighters and French Mirage jets. The Flankers have repeatedly intercepted, and occasionally endangered, American RC-135s.
On June 9, 2017, examples of all three of the U.S. Air Force’s heavy bombers — the swing-wing B-1, the stealthy B-2 and the lumbering B-52 — gathered in international air space over the Baltic Sea for a...
Should we worry?
This type of military tit-for-tat is not, in of itself, out of the ordinary; to the contrary, it characterizes the sweep of the Russia-NATO security relationship of the past decade. But what’s rather more uncommon is the Kremlin’s curious forthrightness. Forgoing the customary feigned ignorance that has come to characterize retaliatory exercises, the SMD’s press office minced no words in stating that "the training proceeded against NATO’s naval...