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  • U.S., Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

    U.S., Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft
    Eight Russian aircraft and refueling tankers were intercepted by U.S. and Canadian fighter jets off the coast of Alaska this week, officials said. Maj. Beth Smith, a spokeswoman with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, said the...
  • U.S. awaits Arab contributions to the battle against Islamic State

    The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said Sunday. President Obama wants to see more specific pledges from...
  • Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights

    Israel shoots down Syria warplane over Golan Heights
    Israel shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed the battle lines of Syria's civil war and flew over the Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident. The incident coincided with but did not appear to be directly related to air...
  • The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

    The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat
    After nearly a decade of being derided asĀ dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon said it used...
  • Airstrikes target oil refineries in Syria held by Islamic extremists

    Making the first major push to choke off financing for Islamic State, U.S. and allied Arab warplanes bombed a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday that U.S. officials said were part of a $2 million-a-day revenue stream for the Sunni...
  • The Green War against the Islamic State

    The Green War against the Islamic State
    Two wars simultaneously target Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. One war involves fighters, warplanes and bombs. The other is the Green War. Green, as in money. Both wars are on full display this week. In Syria, American and Arab warplanes...
  • Pentagon Says It Is Nearing Fix For F-35 Engine, Pratt To Pay

    WASHINGTON — Federal officials say they are nearing a fix for the engine that powers Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter jet and that engine-maker Pratt & Whitney has agreed to pay to retrofit 156 already delivered. Pentagon chief arms buyer Frank...
  • Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

    Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources
    Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources saidĀ  Tuesday. The Islamists launched an attack on the town of...
  • Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea

    Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea
    An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the...
  • Palmer man soars with jet team at Lehigh Valley Airshow

    On his 1965 album "That Was the Year That Was," then 37-year-old musical comedian Tom Lehrer joked, "It is a sobering thought, for example, that when Mozart was my age he'd been dead for two years." Talking to 31-year-old Jared Isaacman, you can feel...
  • Navy conducts first series of drone and manned fighter jet operations

    Navy conducts first series of drone and manned fighter jet operations
    The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first time manned and unmanned aircraft have operated together on the same carrier....