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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Russian bomber flight "right out of" Putin's playbook

Eurofighter Typhoon & Tu-95 BearThe Royal Air Force scrambled two typhoon fighter jets as Britain found itself battling Russian close encounters on two fronts.

According to political analyst Cliff Kupchan, there's little doubt the blatant provocation comes right out of the playbook of Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata.

"He likes to fly these old bombers over Western Europe, again, to rattle cages, to make people worry, to make people worry that he might undermine west European and central European political stability in some way," Kupchan said. "So it's really an exercise of muscle flexing more than anything else."

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