Skip to comments.Russia steps up bomber runs near Alaska (03/28/08)
Posted on 09/26/2008 2:28:35 AM PDT by Chet 99
Russia steps up bomber runs near Alaska
MENTAL WAR: US military counts 16 incidents since July.
By RICHARD MAUER
Russia's resurgent military is again making sporadic, unannounced bomber runs toward Alaska's airspace, leading the Air Force to scramble jets to intercept and identify them, according to the commander of the Pacific Air Forces, Gen. Howie Chandler.
The most recent incident, involving two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers, occurred Tuesday, Chandler said during a meeting with reporters at Elmendorf Air Force Base on Thursday. Since July, there have been 16 such incidents, according to the Air Force.
"That's an interesting thing that we're watching happening," said Chandler, who experienced the tail end of Russia's post-Soviet decline when he headed the Alaska Command from 2003 to 2005.
"We had one intercept of Russian bombers in my last year here," Chandler said. "That was the first intercept that had occurred in over 10 years at that point."
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The media and the left have been attacking Sarah nonstop about her statement to Couric about Russian incursions near U.S. airspace in Alaska.
They said she was “stupid!”
Well, it looks like it is these scumbag liberals who have egg on their face. Palin was right. Again.
Send Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric to take care of the problem.
Are they still flying the “bear?”
They are still flying the Bear, if it works why bother with it? We have the B52 they have theirs, btw its nothing new about Russia flying close to our border, last near flight was March and I think that is what this article is about.
"Certainly, Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, has demonstrated his willingness to invade its small neighbors. But have I missed news of recent provocations by Russian bombers over Kiwalik or Aleknagik?"
Palin talks to Couric -- and if she's lucky, few are listening
How does it feel to break a glass ceiling? How does it feel to win? How does your family feel about your winning breaking a glass ceiling? Who will be your VP? Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP? Will you accept public finance? What issues is your campaign about? Will you visit Iraq? Will you debate McCain at a town hall? What did you think of your competitors [Clinton] speech?
Do you have enough qualifications for the job youre seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders? Arent you conceited to be seeking this high level job? Questions about foreign policy -territorial integrity of Georgia -allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO -NATO treaty -Iranian nuclear threat -what to do if Israel attacks Iran -Al Qaeda motivations -the Bush Doctrine -attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin] http://theanchoressonline.com/2008/09/12/side-by-side-gibson-questions-more/
The Tu-95MS Bear H’s are new-build airframes. The last came off the production line in the early 1990s. These are long-range air-launched cruise missile carriers. In comparison the youngest B-52H is from October 1962.
Goes to show who the fools really are!!
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