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Russia: Five-Foot Intercept of U.S. Plane Totally Safe, U.S. Pilots Suffer from ‘Depression and Phobias’

Russia’s defense ministry insisted on Thursday that Monday’s jet fighter intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane, in which the Russian pilot flew within five feet of the American aircraft, was perfectly safe, but suggested the U.S. should stop flying in international airspace near the Russian border just to be sure, because American pilots are suffering from “depression and phobias.”

This file photo shows a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter jet photographed from a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last year

State Department Condemns Russian Fighter for Flying Within Five Feet of U.S. Plane

The U.S. State Department has officially condemned Russia’s “unsafe interaction” with an American plane over the Black Sea on Monday, noting that a Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within five feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane during the incident. The encounter lasted a grand total of two hours and forty minutes.

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The Intercept Fires Reporter for Fabrications

The Intercept, an online left-wing news outlet founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar and edited by, among others, Glenn Greenwald, has announced the firing of reporter Juan Thompson (pictured) for a series of known fabrications reminiscent of Stephen Glass, The New

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Pentagon Confirms Chinese Intercept of U.S. Spy Plane

The Pentagon has revealed that on September 15, two Chinese “Flounder” JH-7 fighter-bombers intercepted an American RC-135 surveillance plane over the Yellow Sea, in international airspace.