The U.S. military is disputing a Russian general's claim that American fighter planes intercepted Russian aircraft over the Pacific, near a U.S. military base.Oh, those funny Bears!
A military spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii says Thursday U.S. forces were prepared to intercept two Russian TU-95 bombers flying toward the island of Guam this week, but that no such action took place.
The American spokesman says Russian aircraft never came close enough to a U.S. Navy ship or to Guam to warrant an interception. U.S. radar monitored the Russian bombers, but the spokesman says the American and Russian aircraft were not close enough to see each other.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Teasing by the Bear?
US Disputes Russia's Claim of Intercepted Military Flights:
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