At least 9 ships and 3 subs conducted exercises just off the northern coast of Syria. Why? Russia sent the ships and are somewhat allied with Syria, but certainly long time enemies of Turkey. Erdogan condemned it – a bit too close to Turkey. What is Putin up to? What is the back story? Brad Johnson says the situation is unfolding, so it’s not yet clear. Stay tuned.
Brad is a retired Senior CIA Operative and Chief of Station who is president of his non-profit Americans for Intelligence Reform. We hope you subscribe and we’d welcome your comments.