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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 Block 30

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, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41)

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 Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship

PORT-AU-PRINCE (April 11, 2009) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) anchored near Port-au-Prince supporting Continuing Promise 2009, a humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Latin America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Landon Stephenson/Released). USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, […]

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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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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Two American Civilians Killed in Attack at Lebanese Restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

January 18, 2014

21 people, mainly foreigners, killed in suicide attack at Lebanese restaurant. A Chicago native, Lexie Kamerman, 27, was one of the 21 people killed in a Taliban assault Friday on a restaurant in Kabul. “First of all the world called her Lexie- She was an amazing young woman –smart, strong, beautiful, funny, stubborn and kind. […]

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US Soldier Killed in Army Helicopter Hard Landing at Hunter Army Airfield

January 16, 2014

A hard landing involving an MH-60 Black Hawk chopper attached to an elite Army helicopter unit, occurred at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. The helicopter crew belongs to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which trains to fly helicopters behind enemy lines under cover of darkness. The unit is also known asthe Night Stalkers, […]

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Feinstein: Benghazi Attacks Were Preventable

January 16, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein discusses the Intelligence Committee’s report surrounding the Benghazi attacks. The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the REVIEW of the TERRORIST ATTACKS ON U.S. FACILITIES IN BANGHAZI, LIBYA, SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2012 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The bipartisan report presents more than a dozen findings regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, assault […]

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Boeing P-8 Poseidon to Replace P-8 Orion

December 9, 2013

The US Navy’s New $150M Submarine-Destroying Jet. Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon plane may look a lot like the company’s 737 but it’s actually a highly advanced military aircraft that’s equipped to hunt submarines. The U.S. Navy has just deployed several of the airplanes (modified Boeing 737-800s) to Japan to increase U.S. military presence around the disputed […]

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