US Admiral Dismisses Russian Bomber Threat

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An F-22 Raptor and an F-15 Eagle fighter jet of the US Air Force patrol the Alaskan coastline along Prince William Sound. Both USAF combat aircraft are assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. USAF F-22 and F-15 fighter jets frequently intercept Russian bombers approaching US Air Space. Find the “American Birds of Prey” poster, framed print, or 12-month calendar at The PatriArt Gallery.

The commander of the U.S. Navy’s Fourth Fleet says his forces will keep an eye on the Russian Tu-160 bombers that landed in Venezuela but he dismisses the deployment as a major challenge to the United States.

The arrival of Russian Tu-160 bombers was the first such deployment to the Western Hemisphere since the Cold War and seemed certain to further strain Russia’s relations with the United States. It came after the U.S. sent warships to deliver aid to U.S.-allied Georgia after its war last month with Russia.

But Rear Adm. Joseph Kernan said the Fourth Fleet had no immediate plans to change its operations because of the bombers.

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