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PERILOUS PUZZLE: ATTACKING SYRIA, WHAT IS TO GAIN? WHAT ARE THE RISKS & HOW SHOULD IT BE DONE?

I have received a ton of email asking me to address the current situation in Syria. I was one of the very first to drive home the dire realities surrounding Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Russia’s unique strategic interests in the country and I adamantly called for a … Read the rest of this entry

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SAD PHOTOS: SEA SHADOW FINALLY GETS SCRAPPED

Some awesome but sad pics found and sent over by Aviationintel reader Nicolae Sinu depict a horrific scene- one of the most fascinating vessels of the Cold War, the Lockheed Skunk Work’s stealthy Sea Shadow, being scrapped while still cocooned … Read the rest of this entry

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IDENTIFY THIS SUB!: SMALL MYSTERY SUBMARINE SPOTTED AT NAVAL BASE KITSAP IN BREMERTON, WA

                UPDATE! CLICK AFTER READING THE POST BELOW: http://aviationintel.com/2013/01/04/mystery-solved-the-unidentified-pint-sized-submarine-is/ A good aviation photographer and military aficionado friend of mine sent this over to me wondering what the heck this relatively small, but still … Read the rest of this entry

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IRAN DRONE CAPTURE STORY UPDATE!: AS PREDICTED VIDEO EMERGES

As predicted in my original post, Iran has a Scan Eagle in hand regardless of US claims that they have all of their units accounted for (see video below). I suspect that Iran probably captured this thing sometime well before … Read the rest of this entry

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ANOTHER US DRONE DOWN OVER IRANIAN TERRITORY?: IRGC SAYS IT HAS A INSITU SCAN EAGLE IN HAND

On almost the exact one year anniversary of the famed loss of a US RQ-170 Sentinel over Iranian airspace, a story that was covered in full to international acclaim here at Aviationintel.com, Iran claims that it now has another drone … Read the rest of this entry

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ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY IS RETURNING TO SPACE FOR THE LONG HAUL

Captain Scott Kelly, a two-time Shuttle flyer who has already had an International Space Station expedition under his belt, will be going where no American has gone before, a year in space. This is a huge stepping stone for deep … Read the rest of this entry

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SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY: GAZA CEASE FIRE REACHED, TIME FOR A FULL SCALE DIPLOMATIC ASSAULT ON MAKING IT LAST AND THEN SOME

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/21/world/meast/gaza-israel-strike/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 In what may become one of the best developments in the Middle East in the last few years, it looks as if (tentatively) that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Egypt’s Morsi Government, Hamas and Israel have reached a deal … Read the rest of this entry

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEMOS!

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IRAQ TO BUY 24 AERO VODOCHODY L-159s, USA SHOULD IMMEDIETLY PURCHASE THE REST FOR AFGHANISTAN

Please read this very recent Aviationintel piece for background: http://aviationintel.com/2012/10/08/karzai-begging-for-indigenous-aviation-assets-will-go-to-russia-china-and-india-if-us-does-not-act/ Iraq is increasingly looking toward arms sellers outside the USA for its military equipment needs. Just today the news broke the Al Maliki Government will be purchasing $4.2B worth of … Read the rest of this entry

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GUEST PERSPECTIVES: DAVID CENCIOTTI DISCUSSES THE F-35 & ITS VALUE TO ITALY

This is the first installment in an exciting new feature here on Aviationintel called “Guest Perspectives.” This segment will showcase a qualified person’s opinion on a controversial defense or foreign policy issue in the usual bold and unafraid manner that … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: July 20th, 2012

THE SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER, NOW WHAT? The 30,000+ troop surge ordered by the Obama Administration almost two years ago has concluded amongst increasingly daring attacks on coalition troops and assets by Taliban forces in the region. With the … Read the rest of this entry

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GAME CHANGER?: CHINA’S F-35 (F-60 / J-21 / J-31 / FLATBED FIGHTER) EMERGES!

                                            It looks as if the F-60, aka the J-21, aka the “Flatbed Fighter,” China’s lower-end answer to the … Read the rest of this entry

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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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ROMNEY PLEDGES TO RESTART F-22 RAPTOR PRODUCTION

Yes Mr. Romney, but if you get your chance don’t simply build more F-22s, build better F-22s with longer range and more weapons carriage capability. The F/B-22, with its persistence and multirole potential, is the weapon America needs to dominate … Read the rest of this entry

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AMERICAN WARFARE’S NEW NORMAL: DRONE WAR IN YEMEN HEATS UP AS DRONE WAR IN PAKISTAN COOLS DOWN

Posted below are two separate and very worthwhile articles about the continued use of drone strikes in foreign lands to decapitate, cripple, or simply destroy terrorist and insurgent networks. Peter Bergen writes about how the drone war in Pakistan has … Read the rest of this entry

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