The US Navy guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham entered the Black Sea on Friday in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the US 6th Fleet has announced.
Some 750 US Army tanks and thousands of its troops were deployed to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for Atlantic Resolve activities, in a move described as a means "to deter Russian aggression."
Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern over the growing number of NATO military drills in eastern Europe. The build-up of NATO forces in Eastern Europe "is an unprecedentedly dangerous step" that violates Russia's agreements with the NATO alliance, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
It should be remembered that following the collapse of the former Soviet Union US Secretary of State James Baker promised Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, that NATO would not expand "one inch" to the east toward Russia. Today US-NATO have established military bases and operations right on Russia's border. The Native Americans always warned that "the Great White Father in Washington speaks with a forked tongue".
The USS Jason Dunham is outfitted with the Aegis phased array radar "missile defense" interceptor system. The job of this ship is to knock out Russian nuclear missiles fired in their retaliatory strike after the US launches a first-strike attack. So you could easily say that this warship is a double-provocation.
But sadly the American people will know little to nothing about this event and if they do hear about it they wouldn't likely pause even for a second because this kind of thing happens everyday all over the world. After all the US Navy is just showing the flag promoting freedom and democracy. What's wrong with that - we are the good guys aren't we?