Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was asked directly if the Russian air force collision with a US drone over the Black Sea is being considered "an act of war."
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"We know where it landed," Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters Wednesday.
It's unclear if the Russian pilot intended to strike the Reaper drone, forcing it to crash, Milley said. The drone broke up on impact and sunk in about four thousand feet of water, he said, complicating recovery by the U.S., its allies or the Russians. Mitigation efforts were undertaken to ensure sensitive information would be difficult to recover, he said.
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