Russian Planes Intercepted Near U.S., Canadian

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On September 20th, two U.S. jets that neared U.S. airspace off Alaska intercepted six Russian planes. Also, some Canadian planes intercepted two Russian bombers that neared Canadian airspace. It is thought that the incidents were related to the visit made by the Ukrainian President who talked to Canada and the U.S. The U.S. agreed to give money to Ukraine for their mini battle with Russia and this may have set the Russians off. The Russian planes didn’t enter sovereign territory, but they did enter the U.S. Air Defense Identification Zone, which is west of Alaska. In the last five years, over 50 Russian aircraft's have been intercepted by NORAD jets.

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Democracy and lack of Liberty are linked to this story.

The government takes care of the intercepted planes when they are seen, which is good and the government also negotiates with other countries like Ukraine. Barack Obama negotiated with them and agreed to give them money for their battles with Russia, which may be why planes were intercepted in the first place, but it’s the government that caused the problem and the government is also fixing it. There is kind of a lack of liberty in this story also. The Russian planes have the freedom to fly wherever they want and in my opinion they should have the freedom to fly near the U.S. border as long as they don’t cross it, but the U.S. seems to intercept the planes anyways even though the aren’t across the border and this is where the lack of liberty comes in, but if it’s for the good of the country then I guess it makes a lot of sense for the U.S. to do what they do.

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