Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | May 2, 2015

Catastrophe: U.S. fails to intercept Bear H bombers flying in Alaska ADIZ

Tu-95MS Bear H intercepted in April 2014 by an RAF Typhoon.  (Image via The Aviationist)

Tu-95MS Bear H intercepted in April 2014 by an RAF Typhoon. (Image via The Aviationist)

This is extraordinarily disturbing.  There is no possible justification for it.  Emphasis added:

Two Russian nuclear-capable bombers intruded into the U.S. air defense [identification] zone [ADIZ]* near Alaska last week in the latest saber rattling by Moscow, defense officials said.

The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, no U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the latest U.S.-Russian aerial encounter.

Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), declined to confirm the incursion. But he said no jets were dispatched last week to intercept intruding aircraft.

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 24, 2015

All stop: Pentagon denies report that Iranian convoy has “turned around”

USS Theodore Roosevelt (foreground) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) turn over in the Persian Gulf, 13 April 2015. (Image: USN, MC2 Scott Fenaroli)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (foreground) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) turn over in the Persian Gulf, 13 April 2015. (Image: USN, MC2 Scott Fenaroli)

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 24, 2015

Weird move to put carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt off Yemen

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). (Image: Facebook)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). (Image: Facebook)

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 18, 2015

Bad, or worse? Depends on what the meaning of ‘S-300′ is

S-300PMU-2 strikes a professional pose. (Image: TV Zvezda via YouTube)

S-300PMU-2 strikes a professional pose. (Image: TV Zvezda via YouTube)

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 16, 2015

Corker-Menendez paves Obama’s path to victory on Iran deal

(Image: AP via Politico)

(Image: AP via Politico)

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Arak plutonium reactor complex.

Arak plutonium reactor complex.

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 15, 2015

A world without a hegemon

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 5, 2015

Startling admission from Team Obama about the Iran ‘deal’

Peace in our time.  (Reuters)

Peace in our time. (Reuters)

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 3, 2015

Iran gains time, and splits the West, with another non-deal

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Posted by: theoptimisticconservative | April 2, 2015

Gruesome abortion trials on 14-year-olds linked to big-name fellowship program

Experimentation.

Experimentation.

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