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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 […]

Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 Docked in Havana

February 27, 2014

The Russian warship The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat was reported docked in Havana, Cuba Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 measures 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters (47.5 feet) wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. […]

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Violent Protest Against New Airport in Nantes, France

February 23, 2014

VIDEO: Police responded with a torrent of water cannon water, tear gas and stun grenades, as protesters threw rocks, paving stones, bottles, emergency flares, and returned tear gas canisters. About 25,000 protesters clashed with police in Nantes, France on Saturday in defiance of a project to build a new airport in the city of Notre […]

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Ukraine: Olesya Zhukovskaya’s Final Tweet on Street, “I’m Done” After The Medical Worker Was Shot in the Neck

February 23, 2014

A volunteer medic’s tweet goes viral after she posts what she thought would be her last message to the social network after being shot in the neck by government snipers Thursday. Я вмираю — Olesya Zhukovskaya (@OlesyaZhukovska) February 20, 2014 Witnesses say police have deliberately targeted journalists and medical workers.

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60 Minutes: Is the F-35 Worth It? Extra Videos

February 22, 2014

Seven years behind schedule and $163 billion over budget, 60 Minutes’ David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history. Lockheed F-35 JSF Afterburner Takeoff. Video by Cpl. Jesse Witten 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera U.S. Marine LT. Col. Jeffrey B. Scott, […]

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Video Showing Stepped Up Attacks in Daraa Province, Syria

February 21, 2014

Stepped Up Attacks in Syria. Amateur video released by activists showed smoke from Naima in the Daraa province after a stepped up aerial bombardment by the Syrian army. Daraa is where Syria’s uprising started nearly three years ago that later spread throughout the country. View Larger Map Map showing Daraa Province and the distance to […]

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Attitudes Toward Punk Band Rioters in Russia After Protest in Church, and Actions of Cossacks Stopping Public Protests

February 20, 2014

CNN’s Phil Black reports on Pussy Riot, the all-girl punk band that has challenged Vladimir Putin and divided Russia. The trial of the female punk band, Pussy Riot, has resumed in Moscow after a weekend recess. With public opinion over the controversial case divided, the question on everyone’s lips is just what the verdict will […]

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Ukraine Protests Intensify; 11 Protesters Killed, 7 Police Killed, Thousands in Protest in Independence Square

February 18, 2014

Fiery skirmishes raged on Kiev’s Independence Square late on Tuesday as protesters clashed with state security forces who are attempting to disperse the crowds. At least 18 people are reported to have been killed as a result of Tuesday’s violence, including 11 protesters and 7 police officers. Hundreds more have been injured in the clashes. […]

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Bombing in Egypt’s Sinai Kills 3 South Koreans

February 16, 2014

An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants are trying to wreck Egypt’s tourism industry.

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Jeremy Scahill: The NSA’s Role in U.S. Drone Attacks

February 16, 2014

Investigative Journalist and Author Jeremy Scahill discusses his investigation that NSA Metadata & Geolocators are being used for drone attacks. He speaks to Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” Jeremy Scahill (born October 18, 1974) is the National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of […]

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Rioters Burn Tires in Protest in Kiev, Ukraine; Two Protestors Killed with GSW

January 22, 2014

Protesters burned tires in central Kiev on Wednesday, where they also set off firecrackers and hurled rocks in the direction of state security forces. Two protesters have died after suffering bullet wounds in a protest in Kiev. Anti-government protests began in November 2013, but clashes recently accelerated Wednesday when police advanced to dismantle a protest […]

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