I, like the rest of patriotic Americans, am extremely happy for the return of the EPSE flight crew relatively unharmed. I am sure they experienced some terrifying moments before and after the mid-air collision when thinking they were not going to survive the uncontrolled plummet toward the sea.
Being held against their will, intensive interrogation, isolation and strange food was a very stressful situation that you would have to experience to understand.
The question I have is why they chose to hand over to a less-than-friendly foreign power our most sophisticated piece of spy equipment when other options were open to them?
What is wrong with flying out to sea for as long and far as possible as long as they could maintain a safe parachuting altitude of 1,000 feet or more.