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-- -- drop Russia flexing its muscle now by civilian nuclear message to America.
Gonna spokeswoman for the Pacific air force in -- -- confirm that just days ago to withdraw bombers from Russia circled the US Territory of Guam.
Before being intercepted by American military jets.
Is this proof the rush is getting becoming a greater threat to the US and the administration -- -- on.
No longer does -- tell us bill Gertz senior editor of the Washington -- -- joins us live from Washington bill what do you read into this.
Well Brian I think it's pretty clear that you know when I asked the air force spokeswoman why the Russians for doing this she told me to ask the Russians which is kind of joke.
I think this was clearly a simulated nuclear attack on the United States and it's not the first time this is actually.
The third incident where Russian strategic bombers have come close to US coast the last one in June was part of a major strategic exercise where -- Russian general actually -- they were practicing.
Targeting our missile defense bases in Nome Alaska and California with our response been.
Silence pretty much the administration is trying to salvage their reset policy which has been a pretty much of a disaster it's been.
Totally one way the US makes concessions the Russians pocket them and continue on a more aggressive in more anti democratic posture.
Now -- why do you think that is I mean didn't seem that won't go George Bush was right around -- -- They talked about -- new here into US over Russian relations what is gone wrong with their complaint with us.
Well the Russians under prudent are trying to remove move back into the Soviet period they they see that is the glory days and they're they're rebuilding their military they're building up their nuclear forces.
In a major way at the same time.
The US is getting ready for further nuclear cuts.
And that is happening right now we want to cut our arsenal by another.
By another third.
There's been no response does secretary of state Kerry picks up the phone to talk to his counterpart in Russia know -- no return call until yesterday.
Yes and one of the chief US arms negotiators rose got ruler was in Russia almost at the same time that this bomber incident occurred.
And she -- -- never even raise this issue she's looking to try to get a new round of arms talks going and bill could politically it seems as if everything is playing internally and Russia.
Every -- goes wrong.
They bring it back to America they're trying to create an anti American feeling again.
Inside Russia is -- working.
Well you know I think the Russian people look still look at the US is beacon of freedom and and want that.
Of course of Putin regime is kind of taken Russia and back into the Soviet days and I think.
He's kind of appealing to the hardliners in the Russian military who are in the midst of this military build up.
Bill -- -- -- -- thanks so much thank you.
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