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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 12:49 PM

US and Canadian military aircraft intercept 2 Russian bombers north of Alaska coast

U.S. and Canadian fighter aircraft intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear H bombers over the Beaufort Sea north of the Alaskan and Canadian coast on Thursday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The bombers had entered the Alaskan and Canadian Air Defense Identification Zones (ADIZ), which extends 200 miles off the coast, but they did not cross into U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace. It's believed to be the fifth Russian intercept by the U.S. this year.

The two U.S. F-22 fighters and two Canadian CF-18 fighters were supported by an American E-3 Sentry, KC-135 refueling aircraft and C-130 tanker.

"NORAD's top priority is defending Canada and the United States. NORAD operators identified and intercepted the Russian aircraft flying near our nations," said NORAD Commander Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy in a statement on Thursday. "Whether responding to violators of restricted airspace domestically or identifying and intercepting foreign military aircraft, NORAD is on alert 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year."

The ADIZ is airspace that stretches 200 miles from the coastline and is monitored in the interest of national security. U.S. territorial airspace begins 12 miles from the coastline.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-and-canadian-military-aircraft-intercept-2-russian-bombers-north-of-alaska-coast/ar-AAFx8xg?li=BBnb7Kz

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 9 OP
gordianot Aug 9 #1
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 01:12 PM

1. All it takes is just one large megaton nuclear bomb.

Which would wreck a large swath of North America. A massive nuclear exchange would not necessarily happen but a limited measured response would be possible. Limited Nuclear war has been gamed by both sides for decades. The Russian simulation of an attack by hypersonic missiles on Florida was a clear personal threat to Trump. Who trusts Trump to authorize a measured response from an attack done with surgical precision? Would he be willing to honor treaty obligations on an attack on Canada? Trump is playing with fire for a very dangerous game. He has nothing to lose and is most likely headed for prison if he loses in 2020. We are his hostages.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:21 PM

2. Putin is flexing again.

Watch for these intercepts to increase in the next twelve months.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:24 PM

3. If we had an American president, we could deal with this problem.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 02:32 PM

4. Part of the distraction.

The GRU is still playing around in our Networks and it appears the Bots are advanced AI Bots,that seems to correlate with Trumps lies about Russian inference.

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