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(Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato)

HAMILTON (New Zealand), March 19 (The Conversation) Extraordinary video footage of a US drone intercepted by a Russian aircraft over the Black Sea earlier this week shows just how dangerous such incidents can be outside of an actual war zone.

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A video released by the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, shows a Russian plane apparently spraying fuel on a US drone and then deliberately crashing it.

The location of the conflict over the Black Sea shows how easily this type of military conflict can lead to a “surprise” war.

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We have seen an increase in the frequency of such clashes between the Army, Navy and Air Force in recent years. Earlier, in 2021, it was reported that Russian aircraft and two Coast Guard ships had intercepted a British warship near Crimea.

Australia’s Ministry of Defense said last year that a Chinese fighter jet had harassed one of its military aircraft in international airspace over the South China Sea. The risk of these dangerous “games” causing more serious incidents is obvious, but few rules are in place to prevent them.

carefree attitude

All armed forces must comply with international security laws. Several provisions have been made in this law, but no treaty stipulates compliance with them. Not only this, only a few countries have voluntarily adopted this law.

Furthermore, there is no precise definition of a “safe” speed or distance. New technologies – such as drones and other technologies – add another level of irregular complexity.

missile testing

Few things are as terrifying as a missile approaching or crossing another country without consent or warning.

Apart from some voluntary UN rules, the only binding agreement on missile notification is between Russia and China. Unlike other nuclear powers, China and the United States do not directly share information about missile launches.

Some countries, such as North Korea and Iran, also violate anti-missile sanctions imposed on them by the United Nations Security Council.

wargaming and communication systems

The military needs to practice, but this practice becomes risky when the practice looks like an actual attack.

North Korea is a recent example, but there have been large-scale conflicts in the past that have increased the risk of nuclear attacks. For example, in 1983, at the height of the Cold War, a misinterpretation of military intelligence led the United States to use the highest level of nuclear threat.

There is no international law in this regard that can enable leaders to communicate directly, quickly and continuously.

(The conversation) Simmi Parul


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