Rooskies once again interested in the USS Nimitz

U.S. jets scramble to turn back Russian bomber

U.S. and South Korean fighter jets scrambled to turn back a Russian bomber that approached a U.S. aircraft carrier during training exercises, South Korean and U.S. officials said Thursday.

The Russian aircraft flew close to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in waters off South Korea’s eastern coast Wednesday, but retreated shortly after the allied warplanes approached, an official at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said on condition of anonymity, citing office policy.

Yonhap news agency quoted an unnamed military official saying two F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters from the carrier and four South Korean F-16 jets were deployed to intercept the Russian plane.

Comments

  1. I smell………………..COLD WAR! Good thing Clinton gutted the military, and Bush screwed up the economy; otherwise we wouldn’t be ready for it. .)

  2. Maybe the Nimitz just went through some freak energy storm that sent them 40 years into the past.

  3. Only time these stories are interesting is when there are decent pictures to go along with them.

  4. What is the big deal? We escort anybody that is not allied that comes within 200nm. And it would not have been a scramble, probably was the alert 30 with the warning we would have had. Situation normal. They have to train too… Slow press days is my guess…

  5. Now, Flanker, Clinton deserves part of the credit for destroying the economy. After all, he was the one to put NAFTA in place, along with a Republican Congress. We’ve got to give credit where credit is due.

  6. Fair enough. More accurately, it’s agood thing Bush continued screwing up the economy (pouring billions into an unecessary war {Afghanistan excepted]and a long term occupation). I’m pretty sure Bush Sr supported NAFTA and did some campaigning for it with in the Republican party though, didn’t he?

  7. Hmm, now that you mention it, I believe you’re right. Back in those days there were enough real Americans in office to defeat stupidity like that.

  8. Fair enough. More accurately, it’s agood thing Bush continued screwing up the economy (pouring billions into an unecessary war {Afghanistan excepted]and a long term occupation). In the long term, I think it will be a good thing, Afghanistan excepted.