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TOMORROW WILL BE A VERY TOUGH DAY FOR AMERICAN EMBASSY STAFF

For some the riots throughout the Middle East are a clear result of eight years of the Bush Administrations heavy-handed policy in the region while others take them as a glaring sign of failure in regards to the gentler, more … Read the rest of this entry

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN THE PERSIAN GULF

The DoD is sending the Nimitz class super-carrier USS Stennis on deployment some four months ahead of schedule in an attempt to maintain two carriers in the CENTCOM area of operations. The Stennis had recently returned from deployment last December, … Read the rest of this entry

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HE SAID SHE SAID WHEN IT COMES TO SYRIA’S DOWNING OF THE TURKISH RF-4E

Turkey says that their RF-4E, which was claimed to be excursively involved with “domestic radar testing” at the time of the shoot-down (a sign that the E-7 AEW&C aircraft may have been airborne), only momentarily violated Syrian airspace and that … Read the rest of this entry

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F-22 & F-15 AIR DOMINANCE TEAM DEPLOYS TO THE PERSIAN GULF: TRAINING FOR A POSSIBLE STRIKE ON IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND IT’S TURBULENT AFTERMATH?

I have waited a few days to post about the USAF’s recent disclosure that F-22s are operating in the Middle East as a show of force deterrent aimed at Iran and for seemingly related joint-force training. Before this news came … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF F-15Cs MIGRATING TO THE MIDDLE EAST?

It looks like some of the Massachusetts and Louisiana ANG F-15Cs, as well as those based actively at Kadena AFB on the Island of Okinawa, are being sent to join the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing somewhere in the Middle East. … Read the rest of this entry

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ISRAELI MILITARY AVIATION NEWS ROUNDUP!

ISRAEL’S ABILITY TO STRIKE IRAN Linked below is a good writeup about how Israel would attack Iran’s nuclear sites. It gives specific detail as to the aircraft and weaponeering that would be involved to accomplish the task. What is clear … Read the rest of this entry

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: USN & SOCOM MODIFY THE USS PONCE IN PREPERATION FOR “TANKER WARS II”

In breaking news it would appear that the US Navy, working with Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is rushing to deploy a floating sea base, tailored to support special forces and mine-sweeping operations. This floating outpost will come in the form … Read the rest of this entry

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PLAYING CHICKEN WITH THE WORLD’S OIL SUPPLY: WHAT SHUTTING DOWN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ REALLY MEANS TO THE REGION AND THE WORLD

News out of the Middle East has dominated world events over the last week. Between Iran’s war games and their subsequent threats to shut down the incredibly vital Straits of Hormuz shipping channel in response to looming sanctions over their … Read the rest of this entry

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GOOD READ: Nice Middle East Military Procurement Roudup

UAE may buy more F-16E/F Block 60 “Desert Falcons” as even with the AESA radar and all those special mods they cost HALF of a Dassault Rafale! If the UAE pulls the trigger it would mean a massive boost the fledgling F-16 production … Read the rest of this entry

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