Russia Dispatching Blackjack Bombers to Venezuela

Tupolev Tu-160 in flight over Russia, May 2014. Credit: Alex Beltyukov

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

Russia is deploying nuclear-capable Tu-160 Blackjack bombers to Venezuela this week as part of an increasingly provocative pattern of bomber training flights, according to American defense officials. . . .

The bomber foray to South America will be Russia’s seventh training flight for Blackjack bombers in the past three months.

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