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Russian nuclear-capable bombers intercepted near West Coast in second U.S. air defense zone intrusion in two weeks

Posted By yihan On July 7, 2012 @ 3:55 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
Freebeacon.com [1]
Saturday, July 7, 2012

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.

An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on “enemy” air defenses and strategic facilities.

A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast but did not enter the 12-mile area that the U.S. military considers sovereign airspace.

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