Russia flew two nuclear armed bombers over Guam

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First, the Russian foreign minister wouldn’t return Secretary of State John Kerry’s phone calls, now this.  Russia flew two nuclear armed bombers over the US territory of Guam this week.

from Washington Free Beacon:

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.”

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To put this in terrifying context, President Obama shortly afterward stood before Congress and pledged to reduce the US’s nuclear arsenal by as much as half.  All the while, you have North Korea detonating a nuclear bomb and Iran telling us if they wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we couldn’t stop them.

Our enemies can see President Obama’s weakness and they’re increasingly emboldened to test it.