Is Nato’s Naval Drill an Exercise or a Show of Teeth?

This isn't the first naval exercise that's been in the news in the past few months. The United States was recently involved in another exercise in South Korea, which didn't sit well with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. And Russia was also recently involved in a joint naval drill with China.

Ukraine is hosting naval military exercise in the Black Sea with NATO forces, involving 2,500 troops and some 150 military vehicles, from warships and helicopters to armored cars.

The host nation of Sea Breeze 2015 has deployed 1,000 troops, nine warships and eight aircraft for the drill. The US has sent 1,000 troops as well as five warships, two submarines and six aircraft.

Russia, which calls NATO exercises in Europe provocative, has just completed a joint naval drill with China, called Naval Cooperation. It was held in the Far East and has been described as unprecedented in scale.

When it comes to foreign relations involving the United States, actions are seldom taken without an ulterior motive. The same could be said of Russia and China. With all of these naval exercises occurring in such short distances from one another, it certainly makes you wonder what they're all about.

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