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    Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.

    The numerous flight encounters by Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers prompted the scrambling of U.S. jet fighters on several occasions, and come amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine. Also, during one bomber incursion near Alaska, a Russian intelligence-gathering jet was detected along with the bombers.


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    I'm sure it's nothing.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm sure it's nothing.
    I AM sure it is virtually nothing.

    How on Earth could a few 50 year old Bear's be a problem? Like they are going to attack.


    This should be obvious.

    The Americans are trying to hurt the Russians so the Russians try and look tough.

    It's just an international urinating contest...nothing more.

    Big deal.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm sure it's nothing.
    Hey now, they almost got close enough to spook some caribou. America must aggressively defend its caribou reserves.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I AM sure it is virtually nothing.

    How on Earth could a few 50 year old Bear's be a problem? Like they are going to attack.


    This should be obvious.

    The Americans are trying to hurt the Russians so the Russians try and look tough.

    It's just an international urinating contest...nothing more.

    Big deal.
    I sure hope your right buddy!!
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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm sure it's nothing.
    Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) are not US air space. By definition ADIZ's are almost never part of a countries actually airspace, they are extended perimeters where countries request identification in international airspace near their borders.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ) are not US air space. By definition ADIZ's are almost never part of a countries actually airspace, they are extended perimeters where countries request identification in international airspace near their borders.
    You'd think the Washington Times would know this!
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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You'd think the Washington Times would know this!
    And maybe the people who originally wrote the piece.

    ...the flights were assessed as routine training missions and exercises....
    Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones | Washington Free Beacon
    The free beacon sure looks a place for Cons.

    Gotta keep em afraid.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    The free beacon sure looks a place for Cons.

    Gotta keep em afraid.
    It's always interesting to look at the advertisements found on "news" sources for extremists. Left or right, there's a fair bit of overlap there. Fear sells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    As Sherman123 rightly stated (in essence), the Washington Post is exaggerating.

    '“Over the past week, NORAD has visually identified Russian aircraft operating in and around the U.S. air defense identification zones,” said Maj. Beth Smith, spokeswoman for U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

    Smith called the Russian flights “a spike in activity” but sought to play down the threat, stating the flights were assessed as routine training missions and exercises.

    The bomber flights took place mainly along the Alaskan air defense identification zone that covers the Aleutian Islands and the continental part of the state, and one incursion involved entry into Canada’s air defense zone, Smith said.'


    Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones | Washington Free Beacon






    Air Defense Identification Zone (North America) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Imo, most American major media sources no squat about military matters. I suggest always double checking ANYTHING military they report.

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    Re: Russian bombers penetrated U.S. airspace at least 16 times in past 10 days

    Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.

    The numerous flight encounters by Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers prompted the scrambling of U.S. jet fighters on several occasions, and come amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine. Also, during one bomber incursion near Alaska, a Russian intelligence-gathering jet was detected along with the bombers.


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    I wonder if Sarah Palin could see them.

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