Putin’s July 4th Message To Obama!
Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense
zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S.
interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon.
It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers
into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks.
U.S. West Coast “Putin’s Fourth of July Bear greeting to Obama.”
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a former Alaska
commander for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said the
latest Bear H intrusion appears to be Russian military testing.
“It’s becoming very obvious that Putin is testing Obama and his
national security team,” McInerney told the Free Beacon. “These
long-range aviation excursions are duplicating exercises I experienced
during the height of the Cold War when I command the Alaska NORAD
McInerney said the Bear H flights are an effort by the Russians to
challenge U.S. resolve, something he noted is “somewhat surprising as
Obama is about to make a unilateral reduction of our nuclear forces as
well as major reductions in our air defense forces.”
“Actions by Russia in Syria and Iran demonstrate that Cold War strategy may be resurrected,” he said.
“These are not good indications of future U.S. Russian relations.”
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