Thursday, June 12, 2014

Echoes of the Cold War: Is Russia an enemy still, or again?


The Washington Times reported on its front page, as did other military journals, that Russian bombers came within 50 miles of the California coast, and several others were tracked near Alaska this past weekend.  A typical story is at RT, here
  
The bombers were said to be capable of dropping nuclear weapons.
  
All of this happened after tensions over Putin’s behavior in the Ukraine and Crimea, and even his authoritarian behavior over gay rights. 
   
All of this is being reported on the same day that an accident in 1961, five days after president Kennedy was inaugurated, where an Air Force bomber fell apart in the air, nearly led to a nuclear explosion near Goldsboro, NC.  Other domestic near misses with nuclear weapons have occurred, such as in Damascus, AR in 1980.  

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