Two U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighters intercepted two Russian Su-25 fighter jets Wednesday, firing warning flares
Backstage, however, chaos reigns.
President Donald Trump is set to unveil his first National Security Strategy next Monday.
In a speech to Russian troops, Putin said he had ordered his Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a partial withdrawal.
Olympic leaders made their decision in response to an ongoing probe that has found widespread doping among Russian athletes.