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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 […]

Obama at Nuclear Security Summit

April 13, 2010

Obama video at Nuclear Security Summit: Two decades after the end of the Cold War we face a cruel irony of history. The risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. Nuclear materials that could be sold or stolen and fashioned into a nuclear […]

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Syria Accused of Transferring Scud Missiles to Lebanese Shiite Militant Group Hezbollah

April 13, 2010

Israeli President Simon Peres publicly charged Syria on Tuesday with transferring Scud missiles to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah. Israeli and Syrian officials have publicly charged each other with preparing for war. The U.S. official said Syria’s arms transfer could have been a form of deterrence against Israel. Opponents of the White House’s policy […]

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At Least 95 Killed in Plane Crash, Including President of Poland, High-Ranking Delegation

April 10, 2010

Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, along with high-ranking officials in a delegation, were killed after their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia. Army chief of staff, General Franciszek Gagor, National Bank President Slawomir Skrzypek and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer were on the passenger list. The plane — […]

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First US Test of Nuclear Warhead-Capable Missiles from Saudi Territory Toward Iran

April 6, 2010

The US test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic Trident missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads from Saudi territory during a joint military exercise during the last week of March 2010. The missile test marks the first time in Middle East military history that a nuclear-capable missile was fired from the Saudi Arabia toward the Persian Gulf and […]

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Nuclear Posture Review: Obama Strategy Limits Conditions Defining When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Weapons

April 6, 2010

For the first time in history, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack. The release of a new nuclear weapons strategy, known […]

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Bomb Attack at Political Rally in Timergarah and US Consulate in Pakistan Kills Over 40, Injures Over 80

April 5, 2010

Bomb attacks in northwest Pakistan killed 41 an wounded 80 in an attack on a political rally of the secular Awami National party in Timergarah in the Lower Dir district, next to the Swat valley. In a separate attack of car bombs and grenades, Islamist militants attacked the US consulate in Peshawar, the region’s main […]

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Female Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 36 at Lubyanka and Park Kultory Metro Station in Moscow, Russia

March 29, 2010

Two female suicide bombers detonated blasts during morning rush hour in central Moscow. The first explosion was at the Lubyanka metro station near the headquarters of the Russian State Security Service FSB (Federal Security Service), formerly known as the Soviet KGB. The second blast came 40 minutes later at the Park Kultury station near Gorky […]

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Collen R. LaRose ‘Jihad Jane’ Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

March 9, 2010

Colleen R. LaRose, a resident of Pennsylvania, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, conspiracy to kill in a foreign country, making false statements to a government official, and attempted identity theft, according to the indictment, unsealed Monday. Also known as ‘Jihad Jane’ or “JihadJane” (a YouTube user name that is suspended) […]

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Suspect Recently Arrest in Karachi is Not American-born Al-Qaida Adam Gadahn

March 9, 2010

Pakistani officials reversed course Monday on a recently captured American suspected of being a member of al-Qaida, saying the man is not the terror network’s U.S.-born spokesman, Adam Gadahn.

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Suicide Bomb Attack in Lahore, Pakistan

March 9, 2010

A suicide bomber has attacked a police building in Lahore used to interrrogate suspects. At least 15 people were killed and at least 70 injured in Monday’s blast. Women were among the wounded. The Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility. The attack on the Special Intelligence Agency (SIA) office in Model Town on Monday is […]

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