It has been confirmed that last Tuesday night during President Obama’s State of the Union address, the U.S. Air Force had to scramble F-15 fighter jets to intercept two Russian Tu-95 bombers that were circling United States territory in Guam. The Russian bombers departed the air space when met by the F-15s and no further action was taken. It was stated that the bombers were carrying nuclear tipped cruise missiles. The incident was considered highly unusual, as Russian bombers have never been known to conduct missions in the South Pacific.
Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is also a large outpost for the United States military and strategic to Barack Obama’s new Pacific Plan.