Donald Trump orders fighter jets to block a Russian bomb in Alaska
After a number of officials announced the escalation of relations between the US and Russia, Washington's military showed its strength in a missile showdown.
According to the Pentagon, Trump's military intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska.
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Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft “safely and professionally” intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers.
The incident marked the first time in almost two years since Russian bombers have came close to the American coast.
The previous confrontation took place on July 4, 2015, as president Vladimir Putin seemingly wanted to deliver a message to the US.
“Both are dangerous, but who is more dangerous? Trump is.”
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He claimed both leaders had “limited international experience, unpredictability, and a readiness to go to war”.
Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said US and Russian relations had reached a 'low point'.
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State shared a frosty handshake with his Russian counterpart Lavrov
Mr Tillerson made the remark while seated with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The two met in Moscow during the secretary's visit, during which Russian bombers also caused a similar incident near Japan.