Republican presidential candidate calls for U.S. no-fly zone
Vladimir Putin has restricted where U.S. coalition aircraft may fly in Syria, according to the Pentagon.
General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, said earlier this week the presence of Russian aircraft and anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria amounts to a de facto no-fly zone in areas controlled by the al-Assad government and the Russians.
“As we see the very capable air defense (systems) beginning to show up in Syria, we’re a little worried about another A2/AD bubble being created in the eastern Mediterranean,” Breedlove said on Monday.
A2/AD stands for anti-access/area denial.
The Pentagon confirmed the existence of the no-fly zone on Thursday when it announced it has begun talking with the Russian on how to “deconflict” operations.
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