From Navy Times:
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.
These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.
“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”
Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention…
I don’t blame the admiral – he probably didn’t know what was being flashed behind him. But what is it with our Democrats? Don’t they have anyone with enough military experience to differentiate between US and foreign warships? Go look up pictures of, say, as USN cruiser and compare it to a Russian – they are remarkably different in appearance. Though I guess the fact that both are painted gray and have all sorts of weapony looking fighting thingies on them can cause some confusion…