So, US Navy planes flew in 'international waters' in proximity of Russia, and the Russian AF let their presence be known. What would be our response if Russian military aircraft flew in close proximity in international waters off US territory? The article states that the Russian response was provocative. I would rather believe that the presence of USAF aircraft in the Black Sea was much more provocative. Must we stir the pot in every corner of the Earth. It's evident that the US is on the decline, and our military is already stretched to its limit while engaging in wars of aggression throughout the world. The MIC, the neocons. the warmongers, and the international bankers continue to profit from our misguided wars. The American people, who have little say so in what conflagrations Washington involves us in, need to rise up and call a halt to the insanity that has overtaken our country.