The threat came after a U.S. fighter for the first time shot down a Syrian warplane. Moscow said it was suspending the use of a hotline that the U.S. and Russia had been using to avoid collisions.
“This is a delicate couple of hours,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
• Our reconstruction shows that the Philippine-flagged container ship that smashed into the U.S.S. Fitzgerald, badly damaging the destroyer and killing seven sailors, steamed on for about half an hour after the collision before circling back.
The Japanese Coast Guard is trying to determine why it took the cargo ship took almost an hour to report the event.
• President Trump meets today with the leaders of top tech companies, including Apple and Amazon, as the…