Battle of the Bering SeaEdit
The concrete causes of the conflict are unknown, however, judging by the geographical position of the Bering Sea and the Kara Sea, a potential regional war between the United States and the Russian Federation is likely to have been the actual context of the conflict. This possibility is further confirmed by current-day and historical political tensions between the two nations during and after the Cold War.
Kara Sea Hostage CrisisEdit
As the conflict unfolded, an American freighter illegally entered Russian territory in the Kara Sea, resulting in its crew being captured and held hostage by Russian authorities or military forces. The subsequent American response to the "Kara Sea Hostage Crisis" plunged the U.S. into an engagement known as the "Second Battle of the Bering Sea." The outcome of the conflict is unknown.