Articles Tagués ‘RussiaLies’

To Inform is to Influence

Sorties of combat aircraft send a message.  They send a message of provocation, a reminder that the potential of these actions leading to a confrontation can quickly accelerate into war.

Yesterday’s headline « German Typhoons have intercepted 7 Russian Air Force combat planes over the Baltic Sea today » states that there has been a recent increase in provocative actions and numbers by Russia’s Air Force, resulting in increasing launches of the Quick Reaction Alert from NATO aircraft.  Increasing tensions, increasing angst that Russia is not in control of its own momentum.

Russia clearly understands this dangerous game.  Russian diplomats are speaking more provocatively, refusing to back down.  Their language feels like words leading to a hostile actions.  Once again, this information war may lead to conventional actions.

Russian actions are not limited to the air, however. « Estonia: Russian border incidents signal new divide » indicates increased air incursions resulted in the…

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