Just Visiting: B-52 Bombers Just Flew Close to Russia's Submarine Bases
The National Interest -

Michael Peck

Security, Europe

From the Pengaton, with deterrence.

Key point: America often sends its planes to spy on and deter Russian forces.

Earlier this month, three U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers, flying out of the RAF Fairford airbase in Britain, flew over the Barents Sea near the Arctic Circle. The B-52s, part of the 2nd Bomb Wing based at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, are part of a 2nd Bomb Wing rotation to Britain for exercises with European allies.

“The flight included...

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