Re: Fracturing the Pacific

Date:         28 Aug 97 15:40:36 
From: (Terry Schell)
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  or MIME structure (Chris Stone) writes:


>Perhaps; but the Russian military can afford very little these days, and
>I suspect keeping runways open for ETOPS operations falls near the bottom
>of the list.

Unless, of course, they are being paid hard currency to do precisely
that.  The Russian military has demonstrated relatively reliable
operations when they are being *paid* regularly.

I think you would find that keeping those airfields open could be made
to be a top priority for a "modest fee".