CNO: Navy making 'first moves' in Black Sea would not necessarily be 'aggressive'

By Justin Katz  
February 8, 2019 at 9:26 AM
The Navy's top admiral this week said the service may consider making "first moves" in the Black Sea region to force responses from Russia and other competitors in the area, but in an interview with Inside Defense said those actions could fall short of being labeled as "aggressive." "I think it would be great if we could get folks, Russians, [and] some of these competitors, to respond to our first moves," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said at...

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