US Air Force Intercepts Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

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The U.S. military intercepted two Russian bomber jets flying near the Alaskan coast on Monday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed.

The “Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region detected, tracked, positively identified, and intercepted two Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers entering and operating within the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ),” said a news release from NORAD on Tuesday.

NORAD said that U.S. Airforce F-16s intercepted the Russian bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Based on NORAD’s statement, it’s not clear whether the Tu-95s were armed with any weapons.

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