Tshibaka to Newsmax: Alaskans Very Concerned Over NORAD Report
August 13, 2022 | Alaska
Alaskans are “very concerned” by the news this week that North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected Russian surveillance aircraft flying twice into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, Kelly Tshibaka, one of the candidates for the U.S. Senate in the state, commented on Newsmax Friday.
“Most people don’t realize that we are essentially the border state for Russia closest to China and every country on the east side of the world,” the Alaska Republican said on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now.” “We have seen these acts of aggression from Russia for a while … this is another reckless act from [Vladimir] Putin because [President] Joe Biden shows such weakness on the global stage.”
NORAD, in its announcement, said the Russian aircraft, while entering the defense zone, did not come into either American or Canadian sovereign airspace. The command last announced such a breach in October 2021, when five Russian planes came into the zone…. (Excerpt from Newsmax)