In chess, players sometimes sacrifice a pawn to get tactical advantage. Placing this ship where they have is Americans thinking they’re being clever.
The ship the Americans are using for this move is the USS Donald Cook. The very same ship that was left crippled after an incident in 2014, involving a single Russian fighter, equiped with an electronic device. It’s worth a 2 minute read:
No wonder the US never made a fuss about this. The sailors on this ship must be wondering what the fuck they’ve got themselves in for this time…