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RUSSIA'S NEXT BOMBER BASE: VENEZUELA?
If you really want to get into a fight with the United States, start basing nuclear-capable bombers in America’s backyard. Russia should have learned that in 1962, after its humiliation in the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Nonetheless, it recently flew two Tu-160 Blackjack long-range strategic bombers Russia’s equivalent to the B-52 from western Russia to Venezuela. Similar flights took place in 2008 and 2013, and this year’s flight comes after tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russian claims over the Black Sea and the Sea of Japan. MICHAEL PECK READ MORE