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John Kerry says Russia fighter jet encounters with USS Donald Cook “could have been a shoot-down” – CBS News

John Kerry says Russia fighter jet encounters with USS Donald Cook “could have been a shoot-down” – CBS News

Under U.S. military rules of engagement, the Navy ship that Russian military jets buzzed in the Baltic Sea this week could have opened fire, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook reported that pairs of Russian Su-24 attack planes made numerous close-range passes on Monday and Tuesday. The planes appeared to be unarmed.

Source: John Kerry says Russia fighter jet encounters with USS Donald Cook “could have been a shoot-down” – CBS News