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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 […]

Observers Doubt United State Fleet Units Are Allowed to Fire Upon Iranian Military without White House Permission

May 1, 2010

The US Fifth Fleet and US aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower in the Gulf of Oman are apparently not allowed to shoot Iranian aircraft without direct permission from Washington D.D. An Iranian Fokker F27 aircraft which on April 21 hovered for 20 minutes, about 900 meters over the aircraft carrier and was no more than 250 […]

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Iran, Syria, Hizballah Gearing Up to Provoke War Summer 2010

May 1, 2010

US defense secretary Robert Gates accused Syria and Iran of “providing Hizballah with rockets of ever-increasing capability,” adding, “This is obviously destabilizing for the whole region and we’re watching it very carefully.” SOURCE: DEBKAfile Iran, Syria, Hizballah gear up to provoke summer war

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Car Bombs and Roadside Bombs Kill at Least 32 in Baghdad

April 23, 2010

A series of car bombs and roadside bombs killed at least 32 people in Baghdad Friday. Most people were killed near Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s office in Sadr city where at least 21 died and 45 were inured. Another bomb attack targeted a mosque in northern Baghdad that killed 3 and injured 14. SOURCE: Xinhuanet.com […]

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Russian-designed Grad Rocket Hits Red Sea Port of Aqaba, Jordan

April 23, 2010

A Russian-designed Grad that was fired from beyond Jordan’s borders damaged a refrigerated warehouse a northern outskirt region of Aqaba, Jordan. Israeli news media reported that two rockets hit Aqaba and Israel’s nearby port of Eilat. No deaths or injuries were reported. The incident occurred after Israel issued an “urgent” warning for its citizens to […]

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Grenades Explode at Political Protest in Bangkok, Thailand: One Dead, Dozens Injured

April 22, 2010

Grenades exploded Thursday night near political protests in the Thai capital, killing at least 1 and injuring 75. Authorities blamed “Red Shirt” anti-government protesters for the blasts, which set off scuffles with police. The government has blamed the redshirts for the grenade explosions. As of April 2010, a set of new protests by Red Shirts […]

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X-37B Unmanned Space Shuttle Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida

April 22, 2010

Video of the launch of the X-37B on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The X-37B spacecraft was launched as a United States Air Force mission, rather than a NASA mission, on April 22, 2010. The Boeing X-37 Advanced Technology Demonstrator is an unpiloted demonstration spaceplane that is intended to test future launch technologies while in orbit […]

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Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, Al Qaida Leaders in Iraq Killed

April 19, 2010

Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the two most senior leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq were killed in a joint Iraqi-U.S. operation. A U.S. soldier was killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed during the Sunday morning military strike in al-Tharthar, about 10 kilometers south of Tikrit, Iraq. Al-Masri’s assistant and al-Baghdadi’s son, who […]

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Iran Military Parade Reviewed by Ahmadinejad on Army Day

April 18, 2010

April 18, 2010 — Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday extolled the country’s military might during an annual army parade, saying the country is so powerful today that no one would dare attack it. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has praised Iran’s military might, saying it deters all enemies from daring to attack the country. Iran’s armed […]

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Imam Ahmad Afzali Avoids Long Jail Sentence, But Ordered to Leave the United States

April 16, 2010

Afghanistan-born imam Ahmad Afzali has avoided jail after being sentenced four days September 20 to 24, 2009 after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. The Afzali said he had wanted to help authorities in the investigation of the New York City subway threat, but lied to the FBI about his phone conversations with admitted […]

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UN: Bhutto Assassination Was Preventable

April 16, 2010

A new U.N. report that blames Pakistan’s security establishment for failing to stop the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A United Nations report has claimed that the Pakistan government failed “to respond to the extraordinary, fresh and urgent security risks that they knew she [Benazir Bhutto] faced.”

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