Russian Bombers Fly Within US Defense Zone Near Alaska

According to defense and military officials, strategic bombers from Russia flew within the defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week.

The Washington Free Beacon reports,

Two Bear H nuclear-capable bombers were detected flying into the military's Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the Aleutians, where a strategic missile defense radar is located, and Alaska's North Slope region by the Arctic and Chukchi Seas on April 28 and 29, military officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis, a spokesman with the U.S. Northern Command, confirmed the fighter intercept of the latest bomber incursion but declined to provide details.

"Two U.S. F-22′s from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, were launched and visually identified Russian aircraft on the night of April 28, as the Russian Air Force flew standard out of area flights near Alaska," Lewis said.

The bombers did not enter U.S. airspace, he said.

However, the Alaska ADIZ is a formal national security zone used by the military to monitor both civilian and military aircraft. The dispatch of F-22s is an indication the bomber flights posed a potential threat to U.S. territory.

The bombers were "were visually identified by NORAD fighters," Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby said.

This is the second incident involving Russia and the airspace near Alaska, and the fifth incident involving Russian bombers since June. Back in late June, two Tu-95 Bear H bombers near Alaska were conducting "war games," which included mock simulated attacks on air defenses and strategic facilities, according to a Russian military spokesman.

Back in February, I reported that two Russian Bear bombers circled the U.S. territory of Guam, which is a key U.S. military hub in the Pacific.

While the current panderer-in-chief is set to make concessions to the Russians on missile defenses, just two days after this incident Northern Command announced issued a press release that it would be cooperating with Russian military in implementing plans for a joint U.S.-Russian flight exercise that would be designed to counter hijacked aircraft.

"The VIGILANT EAGLE exercise series has been an extraordinary and historic opportunity for NORAD and the Russian Federation to coordinate on the response to a mutually acknowledged hijacking threat," said Joe Bonnet, Director of Joint Training and Exercises for NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. "From a participant's perspective, it is more than a military exercise; it is creating lasting bonds and partnerships extremely valuable for the security of our nations."

"This year's exercise will continue building and strengthening the cooperation and partnership established between the two countries," the statement reads.

To me this has to be one of the stupidest things to do. In fact, it's next to the stupid ideas we have about bringing foreign troops on our soil to engage in counter terrorism training or training Afghan police officers. All the while we are teaching them exactly how we do things. They are not teaching us how they do things. In fact, it seems not only stupid to me, but incredibly foolish.

Others have a problem with the way the Obama administration is working with the Russians as well.

"The Russians continue to play the administration like a fiddle, sending signals that they still have a strategic air force and can project power while the U.S. continues to ground alert squadrons and unilateral disarms," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, a former Alaska Ari Command commander.

"Is this the administration's idea of 'reset relations' with Russia?" he asked.

Back in April McInerney said, "Russia continues to conduct aggressive offensive missile training in the Pacific against U.S. and Allied Forces."

"We should understand that they look at 'reset' differently than we do," said the retired three-star general. "They look at it as regaining their previous USSR position as a superpower while this administration is moving towards unilateral disarmament."

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, a former director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), who has since left government, said that he has continued to take part in talks with the Russians on missile defense cooperation in much the same manner as he did previously.

Last month he told the Beacon, "These efforts were met with Russian intransigence. The Russian opposition and now simulated attacks "means to me that there is no way the Russians want to cooperate on missile defense in any meaningful way. We should not be conceding anything to the Russians. We should be pursuing our national security interests to defend this country and our allies."

In other words, Obering believes Moscow will not be cooperating in any meaningful way with the United States. What a surprise, not!

The US should be looking after her own interests, not making concessions with the former Soviet Union.

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  • curtmavi38

    As long as Obama is president, you will have more of this happening, they have no fear of the USA, Obama is a clear and present danger to America, IMPEACH HIM NOW !!!!!!!!!!!! meh

  • Louis Zakar


  • bull57

    Hell, Barry told them to use our airbases to land their invasion forces if needed. Only make it after 5 P.M. as that is when his day ends and he won't be available until 9 A.M. the. next morning! Of course if the want to wait every 2 or 3 weeks he would be on vacation and not available for a week or two!

  • D'Bak61

    The Russians are not cooperating with us on anything with this. They are testing, learning for the purpose to one day subvert. It is ever the way of Russian governments, especially those run by the old KGB guard. The EMP threat is real and the only thing that helps to keep that in check is that we have forces stationed around the world that could still retaliate, though Obummer is trying to kill those forces via attrition for Pukin' Putin now that he's been re-elected and has rein, or whatever it was he told Vlad.

  • Dan Williams

    These concilliatory policies of appeasement will soon bite us in the backside. They always have throughout history.

  • Chuck

    Why not? Obama will not do anything until forced.

  • fbc28277

    At least the Russians have a leader that loves his country. I'd take Putin over Obama any day.

  • rchguns


    Every nation in the world at one time looked up the United States. We were a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world. Ever since this diaper head has been in the White House the United States and become nothing but a court jester. The laughingstock of the world. How does it feel to be thought of as nothing more than a Third World nation with absolutely no power to influence anything for anyone other than my spending money on our enemies trying to convince them to be nice. You can't buy friends but you can always give money to your enemies so they can turn around and attack you.


    May your hair fall out, your teeth rot in your head and your armpits infested fleas from a wild pig and may you have long life to enjoy being eaten slowly by parasites.

  • David Cook

    This was no accident. The Russians are testing us right now knowing what a weak and ineffective President we have. Here we are $17 trillion in debt thanks to Obama and the Russians and everyone else knows we can't afford to go to war with anyone right now. I wouldn't be surprised if the Russians were to convince Iran and other communist countries that now is the time to hit the United States where it hurts. They see that Obama's threats regarding a red line in Syria were only words with nothing behind it because Obama is indevisive and weak. Everyone also knows that Americans are at the least discruntled with our leaders and that our defenses have never been so vunerable and underfunded and this will be exploited by our enemies. Thanks Obama for all your crappy leadership.

  • Darlene Thecolaratlady

    it's all coming together like ive been saying for yrs.these countries know how obozo is

  • ARMYOF69

    Not news. The Ruskies have been doing this since the fifties. SAC was set up to counter this.

  • Vinnie G

    obama will say that there is a red line, then the red line will be crossed and what will wussy obama do?

    • Darlene Thecolaratlady

      redline himself right into a corner like he did with Syria, a cartoon i saw recently showed obozo on the floor with a paint brush, red paint,painting red lines, kept backing up, backing up until he was cornered.then another cartoon i saw showed Syria's leader with a gas mask on, holding a chem weapon with obozo shown with red lines with signs saying saying do not cross, another red line that said really dont cross, then another red line showing really really do not Syria's leader marches forward, then that 1 with North korea's leader screaming he will turn Washington into a sea of fire, the next panel shows obozo looking behind him, talking to the nk leader saying " dude, stop stealing my lines" Man is America in touble

  • VampireNexus

    They want to see how hard it will be to take out HAARP.

  • sha49tn

    As big a wuss as Obama is, Russia, nor any other country, isn't afraid of us any longer. IF those were really Russian planes even. And, Obama will do anything he can to try to get to where he can declare martial law, (even though he legally CAN'T), & take over as dictator.

    • Vinnie G

      Your right on the money! Obama has an agenda and we need to find out who is backing his agenda with money and influences.

    • sparkplug

      The plan to change the US into a totalitarian government has been underway since about1905. This plan was uncovered and
      documented by the Reece Committee of the US Congress and explained in the Dodd Report of the Reece Committee, 1954. The leadership of the Carnegie Endowment, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation planned to alter US public education from patriotism to socialism to totalitarianism. Their program was well under way when investigated by the Reece Committee in the 1950s. Via bribery and political influence, the leadership of the foundations, with assistance of the CIA, were able to suppress the Dodd report, until recently.

      The activities that the alias, Barrack H. Obama continues to accelerate and amplify were initiated by George H.W. Bush Sr. in the 1970s, as he introduced the New World Order concept to the U.S. Congress. Wholesale voter fraud was initiated for the 2000 election, by Jeb Bush, governor of Florida, and has been extended to the total U.S. voting procedure. The events of 9-11 and the Patriot Act were implemented during the George W. Bush period. Voter fraud and illegal applications of the Patriot Act have been amplified and accelerated by the alias, Barrack H. Obama.

      None of what Obama has done could have been carried out had the basic procedures not been established by the George H. W. Bush Sr. Entourage.

  • URKiddinMee

    They were just checking out the several oil-rich Aleutian Islands ceded to them by our Community Organizer in Chief!

  • James Ives

    The fighters pictured are F 4B's that are no longer in service and have not been for a very long time.

    • sparkplug

      Good show!

      And the fighter alongside the Bear is supposed to be an F-22? LOL !
      The CIA is dipping way back into its files to dig up fotos of this nature.

      So now, the Obama toilet is broadening the propaganda from Iran and N. Korea to re-focus on Russian leadership ?

      Perhaps because Russian news media is one of the few sources of accurate reporting. While alias Obama tells school children to not believe the information that reveals the agenda of the New World Order and his puppet-performance - .

      As far as aggression is concerned - how many 3rd world countries have been attacked by Russia since 1950, when the NAZI general Reinhard Gehlen´s CIA began to carry out coup´s? And which nation had the wisdom to withdraw from Afghanistan after encountering the locals ? And, which nation has established permanent installations in Afghanistan, Irak and Pakistan? Certainly not Russia.

      While the DHS stockpiles hollow-point rounds to use in target practice? LOL

      Circuit judge John Roll was "paid off" on 8 Jan 2011, via the Gabbie Gifford´s distraction. An excellent example of planned distraction from the basic agenda. How many CIA/MOSSAD agents were tracking Judge John Roll that week and tapping his telefone? Judge John Roll had declared the background clause of the Brady Bill to be unconstitutional. The Truthdig cartoon of Mr. Fish, "Boo Who",, displays the GHWBushSr approach for dealing with employees whose usefulness has expired, or who have not carried out his desires.

    • james crawford

      I see one (1) photo with one (1) bomber and NO fighters in it. What are you looking at?

    • sparkplug

      The original photo included a french Mirage flying off the left wing of the Bear. It was removed after I posted the above response.

    • sparkplug

      Also, the nose and the empenage of the Bear have been cut, which makes identification of the specific model difficult, as mentioned by James Ives, above. I suspect the alterations were done by operatives of the US Government with their special, internet software.

    • sparkplug

      I have a copy of the photo originally presented in the article, but cannot publish it.

    • sparkplug

      Amazing, the propaganda photos that are used. Someone discredited your and my observations by altering the picture, cutting off the nose and empenage of the Bear and omitting the French Mirage. The Mirage has never been used in Alaska by the USAF.

      For the same, alleged event, the article at the following link shows a Bear with two F-4s off starboard. F-4s were replaced in Alaska with the F-15 about 1978.
      I wonder if the alleged event even occurred. If it did, the Russian Airforce must be busting their asses to get in flight time for some of their older pilots. The alleged event could be one more falsification by the Obama entourage to switch attention from the jihadists back to the old scapegoat, Russia. Someone recently repeated, "it is easier to believe a lie that has been heard a hundred times than to believe the truth."

  • johnwyoungston

    I ain't no flight expert but last time I checked a bomber dosen't fly at 25mph. If it even came close to 1 mile of US airspace it had the potential to breach US airspace within a matter of seconds. Food for thought: the Soviet Union was dissolved long ago. Who really knows who those bombers belong to, they could be hired guns. It is a test to see if the US has got 'soft'

    • VampireNexus

      The Soviet Union wasn't dissolved it only went into hibernation until they could cut away the MusIim countries and reform before it became an lsIamic state and destroyed the commy party, don't fool yourself.

    • Darlene Thecolaratlady

      Putin who is former KGB, his heart still lies with the KGB wants too and is taking Russia back to the old USSR days, their country's older populations are all for it, their younger population not so much.Whoever becomes Russia's president ( when putin reaches his term limits and waits to be able to run again) is just a puppet for Putin, just like Medvidev (sp)

  • Matheus Grunt

    Russia maybe doing some recon???

  • randykyle

    And? Your point? This nation has WELCOMED commies with open heads, I mean, "arms" since January 2008. Surely there is no problem with a few more dropping by is there? If you VOTE for 'em, DON'T complain when they "encroach" on either your "freedoms" or your "territory".

    • Tim Brown

      didn't vote for I'm complaining:D

    • randykyle too :)

    • Richard Hyatt

      I can still recall encounters with the Russians in Germany early 60's and they were a mean bunch .