This is coolbert:
From last April and event that caused much consternation in some quarters. American sailors so traumatized they requested reassignment or even discharge? NOR did I even see a single mention in the main-stream-media of this incident.
"What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?"
"The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device."
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"the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage, which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta , contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny."
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"According to some specialized media, 27 sailors from the USS Donald Cook requested to be relieved from active service."
A Russian FENCER Su-24 carrying some sort of electronic warfare [EW] pod that was able to DISABLE THE COMPLICATED AND SOPHISTICATED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS ABOARD THE DONALD COOK?
NOT merely electronic counter-measures as that term ordinarily understood, jamming, intrusion, spoofing, etc. BUT DISABLING AND RENDERING THE VESSEL INEFFECTIVE?
This is what occurred? The exact details remain unclear. AND as for those American sailors if this is all true, what ever happened to "I have not yet begun to fight"? Or are the loudest voices often the furthest from the scene of the action.