Putin is trying to taunt Trump again for a second day in a row, this time only 36 miles from the coast of Alaska:
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) April 19, 2017
FOX NEWS – For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands, two U.S. officials told Fox News.
The two nuclear-capable Tu-95H bombers were spotted by U.S. military radar at 5 p.m. local time.
Unlike a similar incident Monday night, this time the U.S. Air Force did not scramble any fighter jets.
Instead, it launched a single E-3 Sentry early warning aircraft, known as AWACS, to make sure there were only the two Russian bombers flying near Alaska, and not other aircraft flying underneath the large bombers.
CNN says administration officials aren’t really all that concerned yet, but are keeping a close eye on this.