This is some A+ taunting in my opinion. A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an unarmed US spy plane over the Baltic Sea this week.
The Su-27 conducted the close-in intercept of an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, said officials. The incident prompted a diplomatic protest.
“On the morning of April 7th, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen M. Lainez.
They are reporting the fighter jet flew within 20 feet of the unarmed US plane. That is close enough to give the RC-135U crew a pass if they crapped their pants.