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US Condemns Russian Jet Passes Near Ship in Black Sea

The Pentagon says a Russian SU-24 fighter aircraft made 12 low-altitude, close-range passes near the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea over the weekend. U.S. defense officials say the Russian jet had no missiles and did not respond to attempts to communicate during the passes which lasted 90 minutes. A U.S. military official said the Russian jet came within one mile of the U.S. vessel, flying at times below 500 feet. "This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is...

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