Exclusive: While The Press And Public Focus On Iran, US Military Prepares For War With Russia
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was on the Lincoln during the operation. “Each of the carriers operating in the Mediterranean at this time represent 100,000 tons of international diplomacy,” the former Utah Governor said.
None of this took place without a Russian response. [...] a Russian Su-24 Fencer fighter-bomber dangerously buzzed a Spanish Navy ship operating in the Baltic, [...]
As the May exercise season started, [...] [Air Force Gen. Tod] Wolters told reporters just days before the Spanish incident that American “deterrence” activity had tempered Russian behavior, that there had been a reduction in Russian "unprofessional behavior.