Llittoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) launches a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during exercise Pacific Griffin. The NSM is a long-range, precision strike weapon that is designed to find and destroy enemy ships ((U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago)
Taking it up an escalatory notch: US mulls sending anti-ship missiles to Zelensky

Washington only denies that it has “plans to destroy the Russian fleet.” This may be seen as another distinction without a difference.

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