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  • Russia steps up bomber runs near Alaska (03/28/08)

    09/26/2008 2:28:35 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 801+ views
    Russia steps up bomber runs near Alaska MENTAL WAR: US military counts 16 incidents since July. By RICHARD MAUER (03/28/08 01:50:29) 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...