PUTIN TAUNTS BIDEN: Armed Russian Jets Have Flown Over U.S. Base 25 Times

  • Armed Russian jets have flown over a U.S. military garrison in Syria nearly every day in March, violating a 4-year-old agreement between the U.S. and Russia and risking escalation, according to the U.S. general in charge of air operations in the region.
  • Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, combined forces air component commander for U.S. Central Command, told NBC News on Wednesday that the most recent Russian overflight of At Tanf Garrison (ATG) happened just a few hours earlier, and that Russian jets have violated the airspace roughly 25 times so far this month, compared to zero times in February and 14 in January.
  • “It is a substantial increase,” he said, explaining that at this rate they are “on track to be double what it has been in the past.”