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F-16C Fighting Falcon

F-16C over Lake Michigan shoreline at the Chicago Air & Water Show on August 21, 2004. SW tail designation is from the 20th FW, Shaw AFB, in South Carolina, Air Combat Command (ACC). The ‘C’ designates a single seat configuration. The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by […]

F-16 Fighting Falcon

FORMATION TRAINING – Three U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 30 aircraft from the 80th Fighter Squadron fly in formation over South Korea during a training mission, Jan. 9, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Quinton T. Burris. The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft […]

M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank

The M1 Abrams is a main battle tank produced in the United States. The M1 is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of US military forces in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. The M1 Abrams tank is well armed, heavily armored, and highly mobile — designed for modern armored […]

KC-135 Stratotanker

The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker was the first jet powered aerial refueling tanker of the US Air Force, replacing the KC-97 Stratotanker. Similar in design to the later and enlarged Boeing 707 airliner, it was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam war and later conflicts such as Desert Storm […]

F/A-18F Super Hornet

F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California (CA), conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf. The Hornet is armed with an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile on the wingtip and an AGM-65 Maverick missile on the pylon. Tucked under the intake is an AAQ-14 LANTIRN (Low-Altitude Navigation and […]

USNS Comfort

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy Class Hospital Ship to join the navy fleet. In accordance with the Geneva Conventions, USNS Comfort and her crew do not carry any ordnance and firing on the Comfort is considered a war crime. On 13 […]

Gates: North Korea Could Have ICBM and Strike the Continental US Within 5 Years

January 11, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned Tuesday that North Korea was within five years of being able to strike the continental United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, and said that, combined with its expanding nuclear program, the country “is becoming a direct threat to the United States.” See The New York Times Gates Warns […]

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1,400 Additional Troops to Afghanistan

January 7, 2011

The office of US Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that the US will send an additional 1,400 marines to Afghanistan, mostly to southern regions, in anticipation of an increase in fighting with improved weather conditions. The US-led coalition in Afghanistan is under pressure to show security gains before White House-mandated troop reductions begin in July.

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Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab Province in Pakistan Assassinated by Zealot Body Guard Over ‘Blasphemy’

January 4, 2011

Police say Governor Salman Taseer was assassinated in a shopping market by one of his body guards. Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s wealthiest and most populated province, was shot dead Tuesday by a zealot bodyguard who told interrogators he was angry over the politician’s opposition to blasphemy laws. Taseer was a member of […]

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OPERATION VIGILANT EAGLE: Air Terror Drill Intercepts, Investigates Hijacking in Simulated Air Terrorist Operation

January 3, 2011

A first-of-its-kind hijacking exercise involving the U.S., Canadian and Russian militaries went “flawlessly,” and a similar drill is planned next year, an American officer said. Russian Federated Air Force, the USAF and Candian Air Force worked a training exercise that simulated terrorists hijacking a Boeing 757 in the Alaskan region of the North American Aerospace […]

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Peruvian Police Arrest Mario Antonio Sifuentes Sandoval, #2 Man of Shining Path Maoist Insurgents

January 1, 2011

Peru’s Interior Minister Miguel Hidalgo announced Wednesday December 29, 2010, the arrest of Mario Antonio Sifuentes Sandoval, who is also known as Comrade Sergio or Sergio. Mario Sifuentes, second in command of the Shining Path maoist insurgent group, was captured on Wednesday in Alto Huallaga. He previously served 12 years in prison on charges stemming […]

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At Least 6 Killed from Car Bomb in Front of Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt

December 31, 2010

Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year’s Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people. A car bomb exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year’s Mass in […]

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VIDEO: Protest Against Higher Fuel Prices in El Also, Bolivia

December 31, 2010

Thousands of demonstrators marched in the streets of La Paz and other cities in Bolivia calling for the repeal of recent price hikes in fuel. One person was hurt in El Alto, Bolivia during a protest against Bolivian President Evo Morales’ decision to end subsidies for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. About 1,000 El Alto […]

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Motorcycle Bomb Detonated in Front of Athens Court Building

December 30, 2010

A bomb hidden on a parked motorcycle exploded outside two court buildings in central Athens on Thursday, damaging cars and shattering windows but leaving no one hurt, officials said. A bomb hidden on a parked motorcycle was detonated Thursday in front of an Athens court building. The blast destroyed cars, and caused significant flames and […]

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George Friedman (STRATFOR)

December 29, 2010

George Friedman is chief executive of STRATFOR, a private global intelligence firm he founded in 1996. Prior to joining the private sector, Friedman spent almost twenty years in academia, teaching political science at Dickinson College. During this time, he also regularly briefed senior commanders in the armed services as well as the Office of Net […]

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5 Men Arrested: Suspects Planning Mumbai-Style Attack at Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten Daily

December 29, 2010

Denmark’s intelligence service PET arrested five men Wednesday that were planning to shoot as many people as possible in a newspaper building of Jyllands-Posten daily where cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were believed to be published. The terror operation was described as an imminent attack designed to kill as many people as possible in a […]

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