There have been more than a few incidents over the past year where either the Russians, the Chinese, or the Iranians have buzzed U.S. aircraft or vessels, sometimes with weapons uncovered.

The standard response is always the same: the foreign power is chided for acting in an unsafe and unprofessional manner, and life goes on. Over the weekend, it was a U.S. Navy helicopter that found itself in the sights of an Iranian vessel.

Pretty much.

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