Russia is successfully jamming American drones in Syria

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© nbcnews | Courtney Kube / Apr.10.2018 / 10:32 AM ET / Updated Apr.10.2018 / 5:16 PM ET


WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.

The Russians began jamming some smaller U.S. drones several weeks ago, the officials said, after a series of suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians in rebel-held eastern Ghouta. The Russian military was concerned the U.S. military would retaliate for the attacks and began jamming the GPS systems of drones operating in the area, the officials explained.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., reacted to the news of Russian scrambling Tuesday by saying Russia wants to undermine our interests at every turn.

It is insane to think that Russia is anything but an adversary,
said Sasse.


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