A report from Norway:

Norwegian F-16 fighters scrambled twice Thursday to monitor a flight of eight Russia bombers that neared the Nordic country’s territory in the latest show of air power by the Kremlin, defense officials said…

Norway, a member of the NATO alliance, and Russia shared land and ocean borders in the Arctic, including the vast Barents Sea.

According to Oeglaend, this is the third time Norwegian fighters have scrambled since mid-July to monitor a rising number of Russia military air exercises.

Let me make it official. The Cold War has resumed.

Not sure journalists are accurately writing “the first draft of history” on this.

UPDATE: In anticipation of the slew of journalists that will soon flood this post, I’ve decided to add a copyright. Better safe than sorry.

(C) 2007 Matt J. Duffy