Mark Green: America Must Show Force Against Russia

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Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green (R-TN) told KWAM the U.S. must respond with strength after a Russian fighter jet collided with a U.S. drone Tuesday.

“I’m more than willing to send a javelin missile and a stinger missile and, you know, match Russia there, than American troops ever have to be committed,” Green toldWake Up Memphis” Thursday.

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NBC News reported the decision to take down the drone was made at the “highest levels of the Kremlin.”

“Vladimir Putin, the Russians have been bullying in this kind of matter for a very long time,” the congressman said. “You know they invade our airspace over in Alaska, it’s more of a test there. They buzz our ships in a very aggressive manner. It’s all attempting to, you know, illicit a response.”

The military released video footage of the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with the propeller of a U.S. MQ-9 reaper drone. Click here to see the video.

The U.S. is attempting to retrieve debris from the drone that fell into the Black Sea.


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