- The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles
- Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam
- Air Force F-15 jets from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded to the aircraft.”
- The Tu-95s were intercepted and left the area in a northbound direction.
- Russian bomber flights threatening strategic posture against U.S.
- Russian strategic bombers not known to conduct operations into the south Pacific from the Russian Far East, thousands of miles away, over water
- Guam is one of the key strategic U.S. military bases under the Obama administration’s new “pivot” to Asia policy
- Guam is a target of China and North Korea
- U.S. military would defend Japan in military confrontation with China over Senkakus.
- Bomber flights signal Russian support for China the dispute.
- November 2012-Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of the East Coast of U.S.
- First time that class of Russian submarine detected near U.S. coast
- Reminiscent of Cold War activities of the Soviet navy
- Anti-submarine warfare efforts against U.S. ballistic and cruise missile submarines
- Russian electronic intelligence-gathering vessel granted safe harbor in commercial port of Jacksonville, Fla
- Russian attack submarine outfitted with SS-N-21 anti-submarine warfare missiles, SS-N-16 anti-submarine warfare missiles, torpedoes
Air Force confirms Russian jets circled US territory of Guam
Published February 16, 2013
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