I’m not sure what Putin is up to, but he is not a dumb man. For the second day in a row, we have had Russian Jets near our airspace and US territory. The question is: Why?
Monday night, two Russian bombers flew dangerously close the Alaska’s mainland. According to Fox News, the aircraft came ‘within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands.’
The US then quickly send out fighter jets to intercept the Russian bombers.
The U.S. scrambled jet fighters to intercept two Russian bombers that flew near the Alaskan coast Monday night, several American officials said.
The Russian long-range TU-95 Bear bombers breached airspace around the U.S and Canada known as the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, in which aircraft must be readily identified and report details of their course and destination. The Russian bombers stayed in international airspace, NBC News reported.
So are we looking at problems with Russia? I hope not. However, instances like this are just blowing the whole Liberal logic of Trump and Putin being BFF’s.
Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday.
Ross says the intercept was “safe and professional.
It said the American jets escorted the Russian bombers for 12 minutes. The bombers then flew back to eastern Russia.
This is not the first time we have had to scramble together a couple of US fighter jets to escort Russian bombers away. This also happened back in 2014 when they were spotted just 50 miles off the coast of California.
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