Post by Eric Gajewski on Apr 22, 2017 14:07:40 GMT
Tradcatknight: FATIMA WATCH: Russian Military Planes Crowd the U.S. for a Fourth Day
U.S., Canadian fighters intercept long-range bombers
WASHINGTON—Russia flew long-range combat aircraft near American airspace for the fourth consecutive day, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the first such string of incursions since 2014, but prompting little concern from the White House. American and Canadian jet fighters intercepted a pair of Russian “Bear” long-range bombers in international airspace near Alaska on Thursday, said John Cornelio, a spokesman for North American Aerospace Defense Command, or Norad. The interception was the latest incident between American and Russian aircraft, coming amid tension between the two powers over Syria and other issues.