The Wall Street Journal: Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. jets off Alaskan coast

WASHINGTON — U.S. jet fighters scrambled to intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska, the Pentagon said Tuesday, a day after the event happened.

A pair of Air Force jet fighters intercepted two Russian long-range bombers in international airspace, near the Aleutian Islands. The Russian planes didn’t enter U.S. territory. It was the first interception of Russian aircraft by the North American Aerospace Defense Command since 2015.

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