WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US warships have repeatedly been sent to the Black Sea.
"It could — it depends on whether or not the challenges in the region become more or less urgent. Obviously, when things become more intense you see the presence of additional ships," Foggo said when asked if the US naval presence in the Black Sea can grow.
Foggo added that US ships will patrol international waters where by law they can operate legally.
"We probably had a US Navy warship in there [in the Black Sea] under a US flag, bilateral or multilateral operations about third of the year, NATO is in there operating about a third of the year, and the Russian Federation Navy is putting more assets in there and things are getting more crowded," Foggo said.