‘Spike’ in Russian Nuclear Bomber Flights Near US Airspace
August 8, 2014 - 11:27 am
There’s a bear in 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.