Skip to comments.Russian Strategic Bombers Flying Along California Coast
Posted on 05/05/2014 8:39:09 PM PDT by Nachum
The Associated Press reported Monday that Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Commander of United States Air Forces in the Pacific, acknowledged a significant increase in the activities by Russian long-range strategic aircraft flying along the California coast.
There was no comment about whether the aircraft were nuclear capable, but it has not been since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s that Russian patrols have skirted the West Coast and California.
Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle is the Commander of Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. As the PACAF, he is responsible for Air Force activities spread over half the globe in a command that supports 45,000 Airmen serving principally in Japan, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska and Guam.
Speaking Monday, May 5th at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan Washington DC think tank, General Carlisle said there had been long-range Russian air patrols to the coast of California and a circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. He noted that a U.S. F-15 fighter jet intercepted a Russian strategic bomber that had flown to Guam.
General Carlisle linked the increased activity and incursions to the situation in the Ukraine. He said Russia was demonstrating its capabilities and gathering intelligence on U.S. military exercises.
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Well, let’s just sit back and watch. No need to worry. Pooty means no harm.
The 1980’s are calling, and we want Ronald Reagan back.
(....minor details, I guess....
I wonder if Putin controls Obama...
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what about Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela - wonder what Putin is doing there as well
If they want to um, divert to Sacramento, um, it wouldnt be all bad...
California today is more communistic than Russia.
Would they be pulling this stuff if MCain had won in 2008? I don’t the millenials are aware of this.
Any foreign bomber that flew a complete circle around Guam should wind up at the bottom of the ocean. Let’s send some messages. I lament our air power of the 70’s.
“The Russian Reset”
“?What difference does i make” /S
Whats up with LAX shutting down for a U2 the other day?
They fly out of Palmdale all the time, and whats the deal with those Chinese and Venezuelan sailors off Cabo San Lucas??
Obama says nothing...it didn’t happen....I am beginning to think that Putin has the goods on our ‘dear leader’ and has threatened to make them public.
They are in cahoots.
I don’t get Angela Merkels latest kissy fest in the rose garden