Last night, two destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawks into Syria as a response to President Bashar Al-Assad’s use of sarin gas munitions on innocent villagers in rebel-held territory on Tuesday. The warships, USS Ross and USS Porter, executed what appears to have been a by-the-numbers strike on al-Shayrat base in the Syrian city of Homs, where this week's chemical strikes are reported to have originated.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ford Williams
Several Russian aircraft flew close to a U.S. destroyer conducting routine operations in the Black Sea in three separate incidents last week that were deemed “unsafe and unprofessional” by the ship’s commander, an American military spokesman said Tuesday.