The geographical reality of Russia is a fundamental threat to the US presence in the Black Sea, and the US means to show Russia that their naked aggression of placing their nation so close to US warships in the Black Sea will NOT be tolerated.
To this end, the US is sending more warships to the Black Sea, sending a message to Russia, when your country’s geographical reality interferes with US overseas military bases, you will face the wrath of watching US ships sail on the waters that lie just off your shores. What follows is a “normy” report of this escalation of the US presence in the Black Sea, sans the actual reality of the situation.
|US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea|
The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia’s increased presence there, a US military official tells CNN.
It’s a region that has become increasingly fraught with tensions as Russia has reinforced its military forces in the area following its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move rejected by the vast majority of the international community.On Saturday the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney joined the USS Ross in the Black Sea to “conduct maritime security operations,” according to a statement from the US Navy’s 6th Fleet, which oversees US naval operations in the region. It’s the first time two US Navy warships have been in the Black Sea since July 2017.“Our decision to have two ships simultaneously operate in the Black Sea is proactive, not reactive,” US Navy Vice Adm. Christopher Grady, the commander of 6th Fleet, said in a release announcing the Carney’s arrival.
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