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  • Airstrikes target oil refineries in Syria held by Islamic extremists

    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...
  • In Syria, residents of Aleppo become inured to air raids

    In Syria, residents of Aleppo become inured to air raids
    The family members stood shivering on a balcony in Aleppo's Anadan suburb as midnight approached, their sleep interrupted by the nightly duty of a government helicopter pilot somewhere above them. They followed the sound of the helicopter's whirring...
  • J.F. 'Skeets' Coleman dies at 95; test pilot for perilous XFY-1 Pogo

    J.F. 'Skeets' Coleman dies at 95; test pilot for perilous XFY-1 Pogo
    J.F. "Skeets" Coleman, who was the test pilot on one of the oddest military airplanes ever produced, died Tuesday of natural causes at an assisted-living facility in Oceanside, said his daughter, Nancy. He was 95, a life span especially notable given...
  • Reality check on Northrop's big plans

    Reality check on Northrop's big plans
    Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check. Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
  • F-35 spending buoys Lockheed, Harris

    F-35 spending buoys Lockheed, Harris
    Central Florida's largest high-tech players — Lockheed Martin Corp. and Harris Corp. — have a big chunk of their revenue prospects hitched to the often controversial, sometimes uneven flight path of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Over the...
  • Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid

    Northrop's latest expansion may be tied to B-2 bomber bid
    Northrop Grumman Corp. revealed Thursday its second major Space Coast expansion in as many years, a move that could potentially create 1,800 high-paying jobs and provide a $500 million lift for an area still hard-hit from the end of the space-shuttle...
  • The oxymoron of peace

    "At the same time, values and ideas which were considered universal, such as cooperation, mutual aid, international social justice and peace as an encompassing paradigm are also becoming irrelevant." Maybe this piercing observation by Roberto Savio,...
  • B-2 stealth bomber made its maiden flight 25 years ago

     B-2 stealth bomber made its maiden flight 25 years ago
    The radar-evading B-2 stealth bomber has been called one of the greatest achievements in military technology. With its distinctive “flying wing” design, the B-2 has a wingspan nearly as long as the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and yet it on radar it...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

    Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials. Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including...
  • Gov. Brown approves Lockheed-Boeing tax-credit offer

    Gov. Brown approves Lockheed-Boeing tax-credit offer
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday put the finishing touch on a deal crafted with lawmakers to give aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a $420-million tax break if it helps build new stealth bombers in California. Brown signed into law a bill by two...