TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Russian Jet Flies 10 Feet From U.S. Ship

A Russian fighter jet came within 10 feet of an American plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, characterized as an “unsafe close-range intercept.” According to Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis, the incident in which the planes came dangerously close to one another, lasted about 19 minutes. “These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions, and could result in a miscalculation or accident,” Davis said in a statement.