Army vet: America's adversaries 'taking notes,' waiting to pounce
J.M. Phelps Aug 18, 2023
This article was published in American Family News based on my interview with JM Phelps, who also writes for Epoch Times.
On the heels of China and Russia conducting a joint naval operation off the coast of Alaska earlier this month, four Russian military aircraft were detected and tracked in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) at the start of this week. Yet, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), "this Russian activity in the Alaska ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat."
Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Darin Gaub, a former UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and co-founder of the nonprofit Restore Liberty, agrees that similar incidents have not been much of a concern in years past.
"[But] the world's changed," he tells AFN, "[and] this is looking a lot like provocation for a reason. [Russia and China] are looking for opportunities for America to make a mistake and react in such a way that causes our adversary to blame us for starting [a conflict]."
He contends that "the chances of that happening get exponentially higher every single time Russia or China does something like this."
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