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This Russian bomber hide-and-seek
game is actually an old, lethal one

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 4/21/2017 6:05:53 AM

The Russians are coming. The Russians are coming — again.? ?And they’re getting closer. [Snip] There’s actually much more to these flights than meets the eye. For now, it’s all a serious game, despite Secy. of State Rex Tillerson describing relations with Russia now as at a low point.Russian aircraft and spy ships have cruised along both U.S. coasts, around Japan and Britain. Back in 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned then President Obama, purportedly to wish him a happy Independence Day. At the same time Russian warplanes were flying within 40 miles of California coastal communities in a kind

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/21/2017 6:51:03 AM     (No. 11228779)

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/20/russian-bombers-patrol-us-coast/

Another link to the story, for those of us who can´t access the other link at work.

As noted, the freedom of navigation exercises also help you to learn your adversaries capabilities and response times.

De-sensitizing your adversary to your presence is another side benefit.

Our capabilities to detect things from a distance are greatly improved over years past.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cousair, 4/21/2017 9:22:08 AM     (No. 11228896)

This game was played in the 1950´s and we lost.
We had planes shot down while in international waters and the only reply from the United States, don´t do it again..
It time to force one of the bear bombers to land on US soil and find out how they are armed.
If weapons are discovered on board, it´s time to
SHOT THEM DOWN if they are inside the 200 mile boundary..
Call their dangerous bluff, stop it today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 4/21/2017 1:17:45 PM     (No. 11229167)

I know pilots who were intercepting Bears (probably the same aircraft, now ancient) along
the US east coast in the 60s.

Not new.

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