F-35 pilot: Here's what people don't understand about dogfighting, and how the F-35 excels at it
Jan 4, 2017
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US-backed Forces Capture Strategic IS Town Near Raqqa
part of their offensive to retake Raqqa from Islamic State, Syrian
Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the nearby town of Mahmoudli. VOA's
Mahmoud Bali reports.
American Military Advisers Have Entered Mosul at Times, US Official Says
military advisers have at times entered the city of Mosul accompanying
Iraqi forces fighting to retake the city from ISIS, a U.S. military
spokesman said today. Since the start of the Iraqi offensive to retake
Mosul in mid-October, U.S. officials have not confirmed whether American
advisers would operate in the city accompanying Iraqi forces while
remaining behind the front lines. “They have been in the city at
different times, yes,” said Colonel John Dorrian, the U.S. military
spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, in response to a question
about whether American military advisers have entered Mosul as part of
the Iraqi offensive.
Elite US troops deployed to deter Russian aggression toward Lithuania as Baltic tensions rise
United States was the first to offer additional safety assurance
measures to the Baltic countries following the deterioration of the
security situation in the region after the annexation of the Crimea,"
Defence Ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite told local media on Tuesday
(4 January), following a report in the New York Times. "US Special
Operations Forces presence in Lithuania is one of the deterrents"
against Russia, and is another sign of the "long-term close cooperation
with the US forces", Galdikaite said. In recent months, tensions between
Baltic state and its Russian neighbour have increased, with Moscow
deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad enclave.
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PAUL RYAN: Assange is 'a sycophant for Russia'
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a "sycophant for...
Effort to save Syria’s Palmyra gets help from a drone
the ancient city of Palmyra. Islamic State militants destroyed part of
it, and they rigged many of the sites there with explosives before they
were driven out last spring. So an architect working with the Syrian
government had an idea: Send in a drone. The result is an art
exhibit, “Eternal Sites: From Bamiyan to Palmyra,” on display in Paris.
French President François Hollande opened it, and The New York Times
reports that he “described the works as ‘an act of resistance’ against
terror and intolerance.” How it got to Paris was a story itself. “The
situation wasn’t very stable,” said Yves Ubelmann, co-founder of Iconem,
the group behind the project. “It was difficult for us to stay on the
Bibi’s Revenge at U.N. Risks Israel’s Bid for Security Council Seat
U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements last month
struck a significant blow to the Jewish state’s international
credibility. But the resolution also threatened something far more
tangible: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s behind-the-scenes push to
win Israel a seat on the 15-nation security body. For the past year,
Israel has engaged in an intensive, if quixotic, campaign to secure one
of two Security Council seats reserved for Western governments for
2019-20 — a goal that will require it to beat out either Germany or
Belgium. That effort is now in jeopardy as U.S. President-elect Donald
Trump, Israel, and its supporters in the U.S. Congress threaten to
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Elite Iraqi forces advance in southeastern Mosul
of Iraq's Rapid Response Division advance in Mosul's southeastern
al-Wihda neighbourhood, as part of the operation to retake the city from
Islamic State fighters.