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National Interest: America and Russia are playing dangerous games in the air

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Recent increase in the number of reconnaissance flights aviation The United States and other NATO countries near the borders of the Russian Federation may eventually lead to an armed conflict. And then the dangerous games of the "cold war", the war in the air, will develop into a hot stage.


This is how the American expert in the field of international relations Ted Carpenter argues in his article published by the National Interest.

The author draws attention to the more frequent incidents involving Russian and American aircraft over the past few months. Most often, they occur during reconnaissance flights of US aviation over the Black Sea. In the last week of July alone, there were four cases of interception by Russian fighters of American aircraft flying near the borders of the Russian Federation. And although US officials do not comment on them in any way, it is difficult not to notice the increased interest of Americans in the Black Sea region.

The author notes that while both sides are to blame for the incidents, the United States accounts for most of the blame. Research conducted by the American television channel ABC News in April this year shows that most of these cases occurred in the international airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, that is, near the borders of the Russian Federation. Of course, Russian reconnaissance aircraft began to approach the shores of Alaska more often, but the United States is more active.

According to Carpenter, there is little sense in flying American aircraft near Russian territory, because the information they receive adds almost nothing to the intelligence of satellites. He calls such actions of aviation an international game called "who turns out to be a weakling and turns away first." The author recalls that such entertainment with the participation of motorists often ends tragically, therefore, he calls for prudence:

Responsible military and civilian officials should not be like immature teenagers.
Photos used:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/, Dmitry A. Mottl
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 August 2020 10: 07
    -3
    National Interest: America and Russia are playing dangerous games in the air
    Correctly and write. It is high time to meet and discuss this problem.
    1. Invoce
      Invoce 11 August 2020 10: 16
      +5
      Quote: Observer2014
      National Interest: America and Russia are playing dangerous games in the air
      Correctly and write. It is high time to meet and discuss this problem.

      Whom to meet? There, even politicians do not make their own decisions about scheduling meetings. Either in defiance of Trump, then with an eye on the black majority or minority ... you will not understand them there ...
      The administration is absolutely incapable of negotiating ... They may not fulfill the ratified treaty, considering that America is above its obligations
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 11 August 2020 12: 39
        0
        You are 100% right!
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 11 August 2020 12: 05
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      Quote: Observer2014
      It's high time to meet and discuss this problem

      It is certainly possible, and even necessary, but with whom? With people and states who do not keep their word by definition? Who constantly lie like they breathe.
  2. Invoce
    Invoce 11 August 2020 10: 12
    +6
    He (Carpenter) calls such aviation an international game called "who is weak and turns away first."

    As a rule, Americans run and complain. The Russians either made a dangerous maneuver in the air, then the ships dispersed at sea not according to (American) rules, then the toilet paper ran out ...
    Do not meddle with us, your nerves will be more whole
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 11 August 2020 10: 20
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    Big uncles, in uniform and without them, can also play too ... this happened before, this can happen now. The consequences can be different, it is dangerous that now they can become final, for all of us!
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 11 August 2020 12: 16
      +4
      Quote: rocket757
      Big uncles, in uniform and without them, can also play too ...

      Big uncles in uniform usually feel responsible, because they know their job better. But politicians, in half of their incompetent upstarts, can do those things, Mom, do not worry. Wars are unleashed not by the military, but by the politicians. Otherwise, it turns out that the military is to blame because they are at war, the workers are to blame for letting out weapons, the farmers, for feeding the military, society is to blame for supporting the political course of the state and nothing to do with politics.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 11 August 2020 12: 19
        +2
        Quote: orionvitt
        But politicians, in half of their incompetent upstarts, can do those things, Mom, do not worry.

        Most often it happens, but to discard the military, too ... is dangerous. Someone can make the "first shot" !!! It will not matter who does it, by order or not.
  4. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 11 August 2020 10: 32
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    We flew, fly and will fly. In the 80s it was not interesting to photograph "Orions". We flew several times a day. Fighters are less frequent, once every two days.
  5. loki565
    loki565 11 August 2020 10: 33
    +4
    So the Americans did not almost knock a civilian plane into a tailspin and everything is safe for them)))
  6. taiga2018
    taiga2018 11 August 2020 10: 58
    +2
    Some kind of "wrong" American, Mr. Carpenter, the "correct" American should have written something like this: Russia arranges dangerous games in the air at its borders, instead of sitting quietly like a mouse ...
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 August 2020 11: 52
    0
    The second escort in a week in the Far East. 3 Mig 31 was escorted by the Global Hawk. Three again, by this we probably send a signal to the United States that we are ready to meet everything that approaches our borders. And patience is not endless. I wonder where else the link will go to intercept.
  8. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 11 August 2020 12: 05
    +1
    Carpenter believes there is little point in flying American aircraft near Russian territory.

    So-so opinion - notching the working ranges of radars, radio beacons, communication channels of guidance operators and dispatchers (for the likely impact of electronic warfare), studying the reaction time of air defense interceptors - all this is quite useful tactical information for analysts.
    How useful is this information for the military?

    Example.
    In the GSVG, one of the Soviet electronic warfare battalions conducted exercises - when the F-16 squadron was relocated from a base in Italy to Germany, it influenced the working and backup communication channels of dispatchers and radio beacons, disorienting pilots who did not have INS navigation systems. As a result of the complete loss of orientation and control, the F-16 squadron could be completely lost in the development of fuel. The incident was resolved after a direct appeal from the NATO leadership to the leadership of the GSVG.
    So regular scanning of the radar field, communication frequencies, navigation in the area is a common practice in studying a potential military theater.
  9. iouris
    iouris 11 August 2020 13: 34
    0
    The problem will be resolved when one of the players is sent off the field.
    1. Kuzmitsky
      12 August 2020 16: 46
      0
      Yes, it's simple. One player is sent off the field. After him, the second is automatically eliminated. Even if it doesn't drop out, it becomes harmless. And their place is taken by the third. who did not play, but only watched them play. And he begins to manage everything.
  10. Crash
    Crash 11 August 2020 13: 50
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    The photo to the article smiled smile
    Apparently, these are ceremonial aerobatic teams out there somewhere fuming, smoke in the form of a tricolor is letting Poseidons in the face wink
  11. zinkova.lidia
    zinkova.lidia 11 August 2020 15: 46
    +1
    The Americans will become impudent until they are rebuffed after a while, their tactics have been known for a long time.