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Russian bomber intercepted near US Navy ship
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3515555,00.html ^

Posted on 03/05/2008 7:14:22 PM PST by jhpigott

Russian bomber aircraft approached a US aircraft carrier off the Korean coast on Wednesday and was intercepted by American fighter jets -- the second such incident in less than a month, US defense officials said.

According to the US officials, a Russian bomber came within three to five nautical miles and flew 2,000 feet above the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its accompanying ships. Two US F-18 fighters were launched to intercept the Russian aircraft and escort it out of the area, according to one defense official. (Reuters)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: bomber; coldwar2; russianmilitary; southkorea; usn; ussnimitz

1 posted on 03/05/2008 7:14:22 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jeffers; Dog; Cap Huff; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; maquiladora

ping

Russia up to its Cold War antics . . .


2 posted on 03/05/2008 7:15:06 PM PST by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

See also......http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1981064/posts


3 posted on 03/05/2008 7:15:30 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: jhpigott

Lets do what Reagan did - get oil down to $10 and crush their nuts.


4 posted on 03/05/2008 7:20:06 PM PST by spanalot
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...and was intercepted by American fighter jets...

Hopefully, followed by many splash's in the water below.....well, maybe a few big splash's, too.

Do you want to play a game?.......

5 posted on 03/05/2008 7:33:52 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: jhpigott

Lets start overflying their carrier groups with stealth fighters and bombers.

Oh, that’s right, they don’t have any!


6 posted on 03/05/2008 7:34:46 PM PST by piytar
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To: jhpigott

They won’t do it for long if we shoot them down every time they do this.


7 posted on 03/05/2008 7:39:27 PM PST by MtnClimber ("Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing and Auto-Racing are the only real sports.)
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To: jhpigott

Is it the Nimitz that is being given to India in exchange for a large fighter contract, trumping the Russian carrier deal?


8 posted on 03/05/2008 7:40:14 PM PST by balk (thefightnetwork.com)
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It is not difficult mine Fuhrer
9 posted on 03/05/2008 7:41:35 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: jhpigott
Russian bomber
10 posted on 03/05/2008 7:42:10 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: jhpigott

I Bet On The Navy~~~;0)
Ships and Submarines
Deployable Battle Force Ships: 280

Ships Underway (away from homeport): 138 ships (49% of total)

On deployment: 97 ships (35% of total)

Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 29 submarines (53%)

On deployment: 18 submarines (33%)
Ships Underway

Carriers:
USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) - Pacific Ocean
USS Nimitz (CVN 68) - Sea of Japan
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - Atlantic Ocean
USS George Washington (CVN 73) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - 5th Fleet

Amphibious Warfare Ships:
USS Nassau (LHA 4) - 6th Fleet
USS Essex (LHD 2) - Philippine Sea
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - Atlantic Ocean
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) - Pacific Ocean
USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) - Atlantic Ocean

Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group:
USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - 5th Fleet

Aircraft (operational): 3700+


11 posted on 03/05/2008 7:44:47 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: spanalot
Lets do what Reagan did - get oil down to $10 and crush their nuts.

That was more Saudi Arabia's doing - fed up with constant cartel cheaters.
12 posted on 03/05/2008 7:47:19 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: jhpigott
3 to 5 miles is pretty flipping close at 500 knots/hr. Should’ve splashed that bomber because the next time it will be 2 to 3 miles...then an accidental release of a missile. Then all that brown stuff hits the fan blades.
13 posted on 03/05/2008 7:50:46 PM PST by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: piytar
Oh, that’s right, they don’t have any!

Don't tell that to the crew of the Admiral Kuznetsov.

14 posted on 03/05/2008 8:01:29 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: mad puppy

Damn. My kid leaves again soon for a WESPAC. I was in the Navy, stationed at SUBASE Pearl during the cold war...these stories give me flashbacks. I guess I had 15 Soviet Navy readiness classes. Yikes. I really wish this problem would resolve itself. I guess I’m going to have to vote for McQueeg after all.


15 posted on 03/05/2008 8:28:05 PM PST by mpackard (Proud mama of a Sailor.)
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To: jhpigott

Assuming this happened north of Korea, why would the carrier group be traveling so close to Russia?


16 posted on 03/05/2008 8:58:46 PM PST by Fishing-guy
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To: jhpigott

Great day to teach young mess hall guys how to fly predators.

Opps did we just knock a bear down.

We are so sorry...


17 posted on 03/05/2008 9:39:32 PM PST by NoLibZone (Duncan Hunter- The very Govts unwilling to support us in the WOT got the Fuel Tanker Deal)
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To: jhpigott

Why waste jet fuel when a SAM (missile) or two would do the job??


18 posted on 03/05/2008 11:05:05 PM PST by tracer
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To: canuck_conservative

“That was more Saudi Arabia’s doing “
It was a Saudi thing , but it was because Reagan jawboned them to death.


19 posted on 03/06/2008 10:21:52 AM PST by spanalot
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To: spanalot

The armchair admirals and generals abound yet again! It is international airspace. It happened during the Cold War and it never went away. No one is going to shoot them down. Russian battle groups are observed and monitored in exactly the same way. Even Iranian P-3 Orions conduct visual recce on Coalition naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.


20 posted on 03/06/2008 11:51:13 AM PST by Tommyjo
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“I guess I’m going to have to vote for McQueeg after all.”

If you would have suggested that I would end up voting for McSane 6 months ago, I would have said, ‘never’. I would write in Hunter before doing that!

However, after watching my top 4 choices drop off....then listening to the plans Hillary & Obama have in store for the country and our troops if THEY win.... I guess my vote won’t be so much FOR him as it will be AGAINST THEM.

As my tag line suggests, I am a man without a party. If it wasn’t for FreeRepublic, I’d have lost what is left of my mind.


21 posted on 03/06/2008 4:17:09 PM PST by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: Tommyjo

“No one is going to shoot them down.”

I was thinking more like an “accident”.


22 posted on 03/07/2008 1:46:09 PM PST by spanalot
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