A Reuters story up on CNN.com tonight:
And Reuters writes:
The bombers give Russia the capability of launching a devastating nuclear strike even if the nuclear arsenals on its own territory are wiped out.
During the Cold War, they played elaborate airborne games of cat-and-mouse with Western air forces.
Lt. Gen. Igor Khvorov, air force chief of staff, said the West would have to come to terms with Russia asserting its geopolitical presence around the globe.
But forgive me if I don’t run right out and place an order for a bomb shelter. The Soviets/Russians are asserting their geopolitical presence around the globe with propeller planes from the ‘50′s.