Also, I try to provide a photo of the ship(s) simply as a way to show non-military readers what kind of hardware we are talking about (in the spirit of "one pictures is worth a thousand words").
|Large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleev|
In the case of the Admiral Panteleev, this is not threat at all to the USN in the Red Sea, but it is an ideal platform to keep a close eye on what the Nimitz and its support vessels are doing. The semi-official version of its mission appears to be true in this case.
I will continue to keep an eye on "Russia's body language" as long as there is a risk of a US attack on Syria.