Six Russian Warplanes Intercepted Near Alaska 

NORAD says the interception is routine.

The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) said American fighter jets last week intercepted  Russian bombers, tankers, and fighter jets operating in and near the Alaska Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) last week. 

NORAD officials said that Russian activity in the ADIZ occurs regularly, though this time there was a large U.S. military training exercise going on in Alaska. It is unclear whether the Russian actions are related to the U.S. military activity. 

According to NORAD, since 2007, they have “seen a yearly average of approximately six to seven intercepts of Russian military aircraft in the ADIZ. These numbers have varied each year from as high as 15 to as low as zero.” 

Relationships between the U.S. and Russia remain tense due to the war in Ukraine. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for General VanHerck as he heads NORAD.
  • For Secretary Austin to seek God’s leading as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For U.S. officials as they advise the president on defense of the nation’s interests.

Sources: The Hill, NBC News, Air Force Times 


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