THE BRIEFING: RIGHT FIGHTER — WRONG MISSION

TAKING A LOOK BEHIND THE HEADLINES

A PAIR OF F-22 Raptors from Alaska’s Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson scrambled and headed toward the Aleutian Islands to intercept two Russian Aerospace Forces Tu-95 ‘Bear’ long-range bombers on September 1, 2018. It’s possible that the lumbering turboprop strikers — capable of launching long-range cruise missiles — were conducting mock attack runs targeting US radars in Alaska.

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