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MESSAGE TO OBAMA ADMIN & THE DOD ON NORTH KOREA: STOP THIS RIDICULOUS ESCALATION, IT IS RECKLESS AND STUPID

                B-2’s flying highly publicized global strike training missions over South Korea during an incredibly volatile and uncertain time in that region? Ridiculous photos like this coming out of such a mission? It was … Read the rest of this entry

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HUGE PLUG: “RISE OF THE DRONES” TO AIR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd ON NOVA!

I spent dozens of hours consulting with the producers of this documentary, literally taking them through almost every aspect of drone warfare and unmanned combat aircraft, including their evolution, ways of operation, specific differences in capabilities amongst the types in … Read the rest of this entry

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AS HIGHLIGHTED ON THIS SITE AS A THREAT FOR YEARS: CHINA’S CONVERTED SURPLUS FIGHTER DRONE FORCE EYEBALLED FROM SPACE

                In many of my posts on China, their emerging hardware and their military strategy in the region as a whole, I have discussed some “unconventional” tactics that the Chinese military has developed … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT IT IS LIKE TO RECEIVE DANGER CLOSE FIRE SUPPORT FROM A 30MM BREATHING A-10 WARTHOG

Amazing video, make sure you turn up the sound, that is the best part. If you notice you hear the muzzle report from the A-10’s massive GAU-8/A Avenger cannon after the rounds have impacted. Those projectiles are beating the sound … Read the rest of this entry

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HAMAS ROCKET BARRAGES & THAWING PEACE AT ITS BORDERS: ISRAEL GETS TOUGH IN THE AGE OF IRON DOME

I cannot tell if what is playing out the skies above Gaza and Southern Israel right now seems more like it is out of a dystopian science fiction novel or the Bible. Regardless, these videos of Hamas and affiliated militia … Read the rest of this entry

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THE CASE FOR A SYRIAN NO FLY ZONE: THE REASONS CONTINUE TO MOUNT

There are some new developments in the Syrian conflict that will undoubtedly be used as ammunition for proponents of a no fly zone over parts of that country. You can read more about the case for a Syrian no fly … 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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SMALL BUT CRUCIAL OPPORTUNITIES & OMINOUS SIGNS OF THINGS TO COME FOR US-IRANIAN RELATIONS

First off, news came today that the American flagged cargo ship Maersk Texas was rescued by Iranian naval combatants from a swarm of marauding pirates. This happened in the Gulf of Oman, a familiar hunting ground of pirates operating out … Read the rest of this entry

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SPECIAL FORCES NO LONGER ALLOWED TO CONDUCT UNILATERAL NIGHT RAIDS IN AFGHANISTAN

As just another monument to the ongoing increase of limitations put on American soldiers trying desperately to make an impact on the never-ending conflict in Afghanistan, it appears that ISAF commanders and the Afghan Government have reached a deal that … Read the rest of this entry

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SEA BASING’S ANCESTOR: THE FORGOTTEN COMMERCIAL FREIGHTER “AIRCRAFT CARRIERS” OF THE FALKLANDS WAR

Many people know about the Harrier’s exploits during “Operation Corporate,” the UK’s offensive to reclaim the Falkland Islands in 1982. The two Royal Navy carriers that played a key role in countering Argentina’s air force, which outnumbered the Royal Navy’s … Read the rest of this entry

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THE WATER IN THE STRAITS OF HORMUZ IS GETTING CLOSE TO BOILING POINT

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45981376/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/#.Tw_DevkfjDl Everything in my editorial about Iran’s very real threat to close the Straits of Hormuz has now been verified directly by the Pentagon. They can do it and it will not be a clean operation getting such a blockade … 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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ON CHINA: Is Aviationweek.com Reading Aviationintel.com?

I hope so because I love their site! They do a great job of delivering basic information in a fast and clear manner, allowing the reader to connect the dots further if they like. Lots of stuff we have been chatting about recently sprung … Read the rest of this entry

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Time Magazine & Aviationintel.com On The Exact Same Page Regarding The F-22 In Libya!

http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/04/17/the-strange-case-of-the-nearby-but-missing-f-22s-over-libya/

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