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Japanese jets intercept Russian bombers, on heels of suspected practice runs against US bases


Russian strategic nuclear bombers taking part in large-scale military exercises flew practice strike missions in the western Pacific on Monday and were intercepted by Japanese fighters, according to Japanese and Russian officials.

The bomber flights were the latest case of strategic saber rattling by Moscow and followed what U.S. defense officials said earlier this year were practice-bombing runs against U.S. and Japanese military bases in the region.

Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/17/japanese-jets-intercept-russian-bombers-on-heels-suspected-practice-runs/

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