Yahoo News reports on the Obama Administration’s response: Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, declined to call this a Russian provocation. He said the Russians have a right, like any other nation, to operate in international airspace and in international waters. The important thing, Warren said, is for such exercises to be carried out safely and in accordance with international standards. It seems that like the Soviet leaders in 1962, Vladimir Putin smells weakness coming from the Obama Administration. Will this be another showdown?