Russia Deploys Nuclear-Capable Strategic Bombers Near Alaska

As NATO continues to “defensively” position an increasing number of troops, infrastructure, missile launchers, and missile shield systems, it appears the Russians are inching up their border protections at the other side of the world.

As AP reports, the Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part of an air force exercise.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-160 bombers flew about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 Miles) from their home base near Saratov in southwestern Russia to Anadyr, on Chukotka, before returning to their home base.

The ministry said the mission was the first time the bombers had flown to Chukotka, which faces Alaska across the Bering Strait.

The ministry said the air force exercise also involved the Tu-95 strategic bombers and tanker planes.

The move comes just three months after two Russian long-range bombers were intercepted off the coast of Alaska by a pair of F-22 Raptor fighter jets.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-17/russia-deploys-nuclear-capable-strategic-bombers-near-alaska

The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticised as “clearly unfriendly”….

The marines, the first foreign troops stationed in Norway since World War Two, were originally expected to leave Norway at the end of this year, but the posting will now last for up to five years. …

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-17/us-doubles-number-marines-norway-no-big-deal-or-serious-threat-russia

 

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