Renuart: Russians Filed Flight Plan for July Long-Range Patrol off Alaskan Coast (Updated)

By John Reed / August 20, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Editor's Note: This article originally quoted NORAD chief Gen. Victor Renuart that Russia had filed flight plans in June for a patrol off the Alaskan coast. Subsequent to publication, however, a NORAD spokesman told that the flight in fact took place in July. The article has been updated to reflect that. North American Aerospace Defense Command's top general acknowledged today that after months of lobbying from NATO and U.S. officials, Moscow had filed flight plans with the Federal Aviation...

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