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Russian Bombers Fly Over U.S. Base

August 9, 2007 - Russian Air Force Major General Pavel Androsov says Russia's strategic bombers have flown to the Pacific island of Guam during a military exercise.

Androsov said the flight -- the first of its type since the end of the Cold War -- was intended as a demonstration of Russia's resurgent military power.

Guam hosts a large U.S. military base.

Androsov said Russian crew smiled at the U.S. fighter pilots that scrambled to intercept them.

He said the Guam flight was part of a three-day military exercise.

(AP, Reuters)

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