It goes without saying as to why the U.S. need not suicidally reduce its nuclear weapons stockpile. Granted, the Russian bombers were older models from the Cold War era. However, it gets the job done in the probing of American defenses and reactionary maneuvers to learn the targeted country’s plans.
What’s more, it makes for a great dry run for the more advanced fighter planes the neo Soviet Union possesses that America hasn’t really gone up against and knows less about. Today’s times in the world are very dangerous, yet Americans are too busy following the Kardashians or the Super Bowl to care. So long as the American Shopping Mall Regime, propped up only by hot air, can still buy something, why worry?
Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam
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.”
Defense officials said the bombers tracked over Guam were likely equipped with six Kh-55 or Kh-55SM cruise missiles that can hit targets up to 1,800 miles away with either a high-explosive warhead or a 200-kiloton nuclear warhead.
Full article: Bear Bombers Over Guam (Washington Free Beacon)