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Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States.

The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address.

Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded to the aircraft.”

“The Tu-95s were intercepted and left the area in a northbound direction. No further actions occurred,” she said. Bender said no other details would be released “for operational security reasons.”

The bomber incident was considered highly unusual. Russian strategic bombers are not known to have conducted such operations in the past into the south Pacific from bomber bases in the Russian Far East, which is thousands of miles away and over water.

John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador and former State Department international security undersecretary, said the Russian bomber flights appear to be part of an increasingly threatening strategic posture in response to Obama administration anti-nuclear policies.

“Every day brings new evidence that Obama’s ideological obsession with dismantling our nuclear deterrent is dangerous,” Bolton said. “Our national security is in danger of slipping off the national agenda even as the threats grow.”

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» 19 Comments

  1. historicus

    February 16th, 2013

    Our enemies have taken full measure of obama and know that he is weak.

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  2. bubba

    February 16th, 2013

    bubba says that putin knows that we are now a paper tiger and that obama would fold like a cheap table if confronted.

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  3. Kenny Sullivan

    February 16th, 2013

    It’s kinda like sticking your toe in the water to test the temp.

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  4. Lowell

    February 16th, 2013

    Here’s more of my usual persnikedness. Why do they say “nuclear tipped”? It damn sure ain’t on the “tip”, it’s right in the middle. The payload is heavy and there are weight and balance considerations that don’t go away with things that have wings.

    Then again, and possibly worse, why do I expect anything approaching accuracy in news ‘reporting’?

    These people could fuck up a wet dream.

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 16th, 2013

    “Mr. President, the Russians just buzzed Guam.”

    “Don’t EVER interrupt me in the middle of my backswing!”

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  6. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 16th, 2013

    Just trying to tip the island over, no doubt.

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  7. Hotlanta Mike

    February 16th, 2013

    Hey John Kerry, still waiting on that return phone call from the Russian Foreign Minister?

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  8. B. Hussein Obama

    February 16th, 2013

    That wasn’t provocative.

    I told Medvedev to tell Putin that I’d have more flexibility after the election.

    He was just reminding me that I promised a few things …

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  9. J Frank Parnell

    February 16th, 2013

    Flexibility.

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  10. norman einstein

    February 16th, 2013

    Pooty is sending messages to the Won that the Russkies are back in business.

    Sadly, it was at his invitation.

    Duck. And. Cover.

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  11. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 16th, 2013

    The worm has turned. Reagan bankrupted the Soviets with Star Wars and defense build up. The Rooskies couldn’t stay in the game.

    Now we’re the ones on the verge of bankruptcy and Putin is only just starting to make his moves.

    Don’t think for one second that this wasn’t planned by the Marxists in power in DC.

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  12. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 16th, 2013

    norman: and kiss your ass goodbye.

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  13. NOMOBAMY

    February 16th, 2013

    It was in retaliation for send in that meteor.

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  14. NOMOBAMY

    February 16th, 2013

    sending

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  15. SPQR

    February 16th, 2013

    Russians have been the USA’s worst ememies
    for more than a hundred years, using their
    surrogates to fight us, as they must, since
    their own military isn’t worth a sh*t. Spit

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  16. Major Mal function

    February 16th, 2013

    Obama isn’t weak. He’s from the enemy camp.

    “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout,I chose my friends carefully.The more politically active black students.The foreign students.The Chicanos.The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

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  17. Sig94

    February 16th, 2013

    Today, Guam.
    Tomorrow, Washington DC.

    Those plans ain’t carrying Little Boy or Fat Man. They’re carrying Kenya Boy and Man Country.

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