A retired Navy commander suggests recent “aggression” at sea and in the air by Russia and Iran are “direct actions to influence the November elections.”
In an opinion piece for the U.S. Naval Institute posted Thursday, retired Cmdr. Daniel Dolan refuted claims the air-to-air intercepts and incidents at sea are the result of President Barack Obama Administration’s weakness on foreign policy.
According to Dolan, “intercepts near Russian territory” are “expected” and “in a word – commonplace.” He adds “aggressive behavior by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy in the Strait of Hormuz” also “is nothing new.”