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By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Since the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008, Moscow hasn’t stopped throwing its weight around with the former Soviet states.

After Georgia, Russia was accused of assisting with a political coup in Kyrgyzstan, and eventually involved itself in the political turmoil of Ukraine.

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Britain scrambled some of its Typhoon fighter jets Tuesday when two Russian military aircraft veered close to British airspace. The Ministry did not divulge the exact location of the interception, which comes just three weeks before a knife-edge UK general election in which defense policy is front and center.