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Russian Bombers testing US defenses? Yeah, sounds like the Cold War all over again. U.S. fighter jets intercept two Russian bombers near Alaska.

The bombers were intercepted west of the mainland of Alaska and were accompanied by Russian Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets and never entered airspace over the United States and Canada, NORAD said.

Some of the bombers intercepted were nuclear-capable.

Russia is presently holding its Vostok-2018 drills, its largest show of military force since the height of the Cold War nearly four decades ago.

In case you are interested, in 1974 Oakridge National Lab tested several expedient blast shelters; shelters you could make given a few days notice with stuff you might have on hand. It is of course easier if you don’t wait until the last minute. And you need to cut up at least 1 car tire to build a blast valve. Of course you can buy blast valves and ventilation systems. And you need some things you probably haven’t thought of. (Do you know why beanbag chairs were introduced?) Switzerland has blast shelters for its entire population. Russia has blast shelters for most cities.

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