Not that you’d know it considering the perspective of this article, but I can’t help but snicker as the flustered response the US Navy had at getting its nose trimmed.
It’s understandable – the guy with the wide angle lens and the shortwave radio standing on your front lawn snapping pictures of your living room may not be doing anything technically illegal, but it’s a stretch to sympathize with him when you trip him as he walks by.
Kinda reminds me of Bush’s boneheaded accusative response when a US spy plane collided with a Chinese fighter jet over Chinese waters. (Thankfully without the boneheaded accusative response.) It’s a realpolitik situation and we’re no longer the hegemons.