Archive for the ‘bomber patrol’ Category

Return of the Russian Bear

August 19, 2007

By Oliver North
The Washington Times
August 19, 2007

The Great Horned Owl is a magnificent raptor with feathers so soft its prey can’t even hear it coming until it’s too late. But even this superb hunter has a major challenge to overcome — it cannot move its eyes. To scan forest or field for danger — or its next meal — the owl, its eyes fixed straight ahead, must rotate its head.

Today, the U.S. national security apparatus is much like an owl with a stiff neck.

For more than three years now, our White House, State Department and Pentagon have been fixated on America’s adversaries in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Our preoccupation has been on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Unfortunately, we seem to have missed what’s happening in Russia. Not to carry the wildlife metaphor too far — but the Bear is back.

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http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070819/COMMENTARY06/108190022/1012/
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Russia orders long-range bomber patrols

August 17, 2007

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said Friday that he had ordered the military to resume regular long-range flights of strategic bombers, a show of Russia‘s resurgent military power which comes amid a chill in relations with the United States. 

Speaking after Russian and Chinese forces completed major war games exercises for the first time on Russian turf, Putin said a halt in long-range bombers’ flights after the Soviet collapse had affected Russia’s security as other nations had continued such missions — an oblique reference to the United States.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070817/ap_on_re_eu/russia_
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