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  • SHOW OF FORCE US unleashes supersonic bombers in ĎNorth Korea airstrike drillí...

    07/08/2017 2:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 8, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    TWO American supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills in South Korea today in a show of force after North Koreaís launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. The pair of B-1B Lancer strategic bombers flew from a US base on Guam and were joined by US and South Korean jet fighters for the operation. They then carried out the simulated destruction of an enemy ballistic missile launcher and underground nuclear bunker facilities, the Southís air force said. North Korea announced on Tuesday it successfully test-launched an ICBM, saying the missile was capable of carrying a large and heavy nuclear warhead. Some experts...
  • Female ISIS suicide bombers attack Iraqi troops in Mosul

    07/03/2017 6:08:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | unknown
    MOSUL, Iraq ó Two women suicide bombers, hiding among a group of fleeing civilians, targeted Iraqi troops in Mosul on Monday morning, killing one soldier and wounding several others, an Iraqi officer said. Using women as suicide bombers was apparently the latest tactic by the militants, Sgt. Ali Abdullah Hussein told The Associated Press.
  • US sends bombers to fly over Korean Peninsula in message to the North

    06/20/2017 12:06:58 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    The United States flew two bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, the Air Force said, the day after the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for more than a year. The move was a demonstration of force, and one that has occurred several times this year after the country conducted ballistic missile tests. The two B-1B Lancers conducted two joint drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces, which were meant to show solidarity among the three countries to "defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater," the...
  • Russian military planes fly by Alaska for a FOURTH night in a row

    04/21/2017 11:17:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    For the fourth time in as many days, Russian military planes have flown too close to the U.S. for comfort. Each night this week starting Monday, the Russian military has sent planes flying towards Alaska. The planes have remained in international airspace for the length of their journeys, but have gotten as close as 36 nautical miles off the Alaskan mainland.
  • (CNN Yuck) US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'

    04/20/2017 10:45:52 AM PDT · by johnk · 10 replies ^ | Updated 12:23 PM ET, Thu April 20, 2017 | By Ryan Browne
    Washington (CNN): The US is seeing evidence that the Chinese military is preparing for a potential North Korea contingency, a US defense official told CNN Thursday. Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put "on high alert" on Wednesday, the official said, adding that the US has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft being brought up to full readiness through intensified maintenance. The official said that these recent steps by the Chinese are assessed as part of an effort to "reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency." Such a contingency could include the risk...
  • Donald Trump sends B-52 NUCLEAR BOMBERS to South Korea

    03/09/2017 5:21:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | 03/09/17 | Jon Lockett
    AMERICAN military chiefs are sending nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as tensions in the region reach breaking point. North Korea and the US have been teetering on the brink of war for months after Kim Jong-un carried out a series of controversial missile launches. Earlier this week, trigger-happy Kim pushed his luck once more when he fired off four ballistic missiles into the seas near Japan. Now President Donald Trump is reportedly flying in B-1 and B-52 bombers Ė built to carry nuclear bombs Ė to show heís had enough. South Korea and the US have also started their...
  • Arrogant U.S. Generals Made the P-51 Mustang a Necessity: With better leadership, [tr]

    12/01/2016 11:19:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2016 | James Perry Stevenson and Pierre Sprey
    The benefits the P-51 Mustang brought to aerial battles in World War II, particularly over Germany, are reasonably well known. The iconic fighter plane could fly higher, faster, farther and generate more kills per sortie than the U.S. Army Air Forceís aviation bureaucracyís preferred P-47s or P-38s. However, the real P-51 Mustang story is just as much about the difficult gestation of a great new fighter as it is about the quashing of the drop tanks urgently needed to extend the range of existing fighters. Then thereís the guerilla tactics some officials unleashed in the corridors of power to overcome...
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Military first for Iran as Russian bombers based on its territory launch air strikes on Syria

    08/16/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/16/16 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian bombers flying from an Iranian airbase have struck targets in Syria, in the first time the Islamic republic has allowed a foreign power to conduct military operations from its territory since the 1979 revolution. Tu-22 long range bombers and SU-34 strike fighters flying from Hamadan airbase in Western Iran struck targets near Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Idlib on Tuesday morning, the Russian ministry of defence said in a statement. ďFlying with full bomb loads from Iranís Hamadan airbase, the aircraft carried out group attacks on Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra positions,Ē the ministry said. Jabhat al-Nusra is the former...
  • The B-58 Hustler Was Americaís Cold War Nuclear Bomber Blunder

    07/29/2016 6:28:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 29, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In an era of fantastic aircraft, the B-58 Hustler was one of the most visually striking warplanes ever to fly. Its delta wing, giant engines, and remarkable performance gave rise to the myth that pilots could literally tear the wings off the bomber if they flew it too fast.
  • New stealth bomber's cost is under the radar

    07/05/2016 2:43:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | July 5, 2016 | Zachary Cohen, CNN
    Secrecy is the linchpin of a stealth aircraft's ability to carry out strikes deep within enemy territory, but when it comes to the tax dollars that are going to be spent on the U.S. Air Force's new B-21 bomber, some members of Congress say it is time pull the curtain back. The Air Force said it has no plans to publicly disclose the cost estimate for the aircraft touted as the "backbone" of the U.S.'s future strike and deterrence capabilities, arguing it would reveal too much information to potential adversaries and compromise a classified program. That's infuriated some lawmakers, including...
  • British Sniper Takes Out Two ISIS Bombers With One Shot, Saving Hundreds Of Lives

    06/20/2016 6:31:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 6/20/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A British Special Air Service (SAS) sniper took out two Islamic State bombers with a single shot, saving hundreds of lives in the process. The SAS sniper took his shot from just over half a mile away, killing the terrorist driver in a split second. But the story doesnít end there. The bullet passed through the driverís head and also hit his accomplice in the neck ó an incredible feat, given these two targets were moving.
  • B-21 Comes with a Stealth Final Price Tag

    04/08/2016 12:09:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Project On Government Oversight ^ | April 7, 2016 | Scott H. Amey
    The recently announced Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B or B-21) is moving forward with one hidden feature that doesnít make a lot of senseóits actual price tag. Despite requests by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), the Air Force has decided against releasing the final contract value to taxpayers and it stands by its decision only to release estimates. Unfortunately, with a cost plus contract, the widely varied estimates that have already been publically released, and the Department of Defenseís long history of drastically underestimating final program costs, Chairman McCain is right to ask the Air Force to...
  • Why Isnít China Building a New Bomber?

    04/01/2016 6:21:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 1, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    Why Isnít China Building a New Bomber? AVIATIONCHINA April 1, 2016 Dave Majumdar 0 The National Interest32 China is developing two new stealth fighters, stealthy unmanned aircraft, new cruise and ballistic missiles; however, Beijing thus far has not attempted to develop a new bomber. Instead, the Peopleís Liberation Army Air Force relies on the upgraded Xian H-6K ó a derivative of the antiquated Soviet Tu-16 Badger ó which is armed with a host of cruise missiles. But given the size of the Pacific and the ranges both American and Chinese aircraft would have to fly over in the event of...
  • ISIS reportedly planning 'spectacular' attacks against the West using sophisticated weapons

    01/07/2016 9:00:37 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 1/7/2016 | Carol Brown
    The Islamic State is developing sophisticated weapons capabilities. And it should send a chill down anyone's spine. Sky News reports, via exclusive video footage, on weapons development at a "jihadi university" that exceeds anything the West thought possible. (So much for our imagination.) Major Chris Hunter, a former special forces bomb technician, writes that the Islamic State is moving closer to being able to attack commercial aviation and that it possesses weapons expertise that eclipses anything any terror group has ever achieved.
  • Friend who gave Boston Marathon bombers gun sentenced to time served

    12/23/2015 3:28:58 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 22, 2015
    Prosecutors: Gun used to kill Officer Sean Collier . A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer was sentenced Tuesday to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb." I was young, dumb, and thought I could outsmart everyone," 22-year-old Stephen Silva told a judge in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty to gun and heroin distribution charges last year.
  • Database tracking the enemy?

    11/20/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    November 20, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    You mean we don't already have a database tracking subversive enemy infiltrators and radical terrorists, sleeper cells, suspicious mosques and muslims, etc? If not, why not? Islam is the enemy. They are at war against us and against all western nations. Someone had better wake the hell up!
  • Cruz Disagrees With Trump on Muslim Registry

    11/20/2015 9:26:47 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 257 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 11/20/2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz on Friday put a bit of distance between himself and arguably his closest ally in the presidential race: Donald Trump. Kicking off a two-day swing through Iowa, the U.S. senator from Texas was asked about Trump's apparent openness Thursday to a national registry of American Muslims in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. "I'm a big fan of Donald Trump's, but not a fan of government registries of American citizens," Cruz told reporters before a town hall at Briar Cliff University. The "First Amendment protects religious liberty." Asked Thursday by NBC News if he wanted to...
  • The Backfire Bomber Is Russia‚Äôs ‚ÄėCarrier Killer‚Äô

    11/20/2015 6:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian air force conducted another massive strategic bomber raid on Daesh targets in Syria yesterday. As before, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS bombers played a prominent role, however, the supersonic Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers conducted the majority of the attacks. ‚ÄúA squadron of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers made airstrikes against six ISIS facilities in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ezzor. They engaged depots with weapons and ammunition, mass concentrations of military hardware, training camps and workshops producing explosives,‚ÄĚ reads a statement from the Russian defense ministry.
  • Refugee ‚ÄėReligious Test‚Äô ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...