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August 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

There’s a bear in the woods.

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He’s coming out of the woods.

For the second time since June, Russian nuclear bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown near U.S. and Canadian airspace around Alaska in recent days, prompting precautionary intercepts by American warplanes.

The encounters come amid Russian war games along the border with eastern Ukraine, raising Western concerns that Moscow might invade to support pro-Moscow separatists battling the Kiev government since spring.

Russian bombers have regularly flown along thesensitive airspace¬†between Russia, Alaska and Arctic Canada, but Smith called the latest missions “a spike in activity.”

Do we have a hunter in the White House who recognizes the threat?

Stop laughing, it’s a serious question.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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"I can see Russian bombers from my house"
10 weeks ago
10 weeks ago Link To Comment
These flights happen on a regular basis. They don't really violate US airspace. They fly through what is called the Air Defense Identification Zone or ADIZ. Since I no longer have regular access to intelligence I do not know if the Russians are currently in the middle of an exercise cycle. Russian flights through the Pacific and Arctic ADIZ have been steadily increasing over the past five years.
11 weeks ago
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This is the bomber the Russkies knicknamed "Blackjack"...it's basically a ripoff of our North American-Rockwell B-1 Lancer....but a good bomber nonetheless....back in the 50's and 60's,the original Tupolev Tu-35 "Bear" bomber used to give SAC and Gen Curtis LeMay fits planning on how to defend against a transpolar attack by the Bears.....modeled on the Boeing B-52,it featured four Kuznetsov coupled turboprops fitted with eight-bladed contra-rotating propellers,which gave it excellent fuel efficiency,speed and range at high altitude....so the Russkies know a thing or two about how to deploy their bomber force to cause us the greatest irritation
11 weeks ago
11 weeks ago Link To Comment
Obama doesn't need to outrun the bear...
11 weeks ago
11 weeks ago Link To Comment
Commander Zero has already given his lunch money to Putin the Bear.
I guess the Russians are just flying around Alaska so they can watch while Putin gives Zero a swirlee.
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