Japanese Fighters Intercept Russian Bombers Practicing U.S. Attack

On July 15 Japanese fighter jets intercepted Russian strategic bombers practicing a large scale attack over the waters of the Western Pacific.

According to Fox News, this is but the latest incident in what U.S. defense officials believe to be "practice-bombing runs against U.S. and Japanese military bases in the region."

Japan's Joint Staff says the Russian aircraft were Tu-95 Bear H bombers. They "flew over the Sea of Japan for a total of seven hours and 15 minutes" and that they were first detected flying north near the Korean peninsula." 

This particular bomber exercise was one of Russia's largest. 

In February, U.S. fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian bombers over Guam as Obama prepared to give his State of the Union Address.

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