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  • How The U.S. Might Use Air Power To Take Down North Korea

    04/13/2017 4:36:53 AM PDT · by Fennie · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 11, 2017 | Bruce Dorminey
    A massive combination of Tomahawk cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles and B-2 stealth bombers would arguably ensure enough firepower to silence North Korean president Kim Jong Un's increasingly bellicose regime. Question is: Would that also be enough to prevent a catastrophic counter-attack against Seoul? Such surgical strikes are fraught with intangibles, particularly since with its population of some 25 million people, Seoul is only 35 miles from the Korean Peninsula's demilitarized zone (DMZ). The most likely response would be with either air-launched cruise missiles from B-52s or B-2s, or Tomahawks cruise missiles launched from U.S. warships, Terence Roehrig, professor of...
  • Tucker Carlson Pushes Sen Graham to Explain Call for Troops in Syria, how long, and at what cost?

    04/08/2017 10:22:53 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/7/17 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson interviews Senator Graham and asks for specifics on what his call for 7,000 troops in Syria means. Who would they fight, how long would they stay, how much would it cost. In the interview, Senator Graham expresses support for fighting ISIS, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Russia. I may be missing a few nations.
  • Democrats Commend Trump's Response to Syria...With Caveats

    04/07/2017 1:34:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Some Democrats are commending President Trump for giving the go ahead on retaliatory airstrikes on Syria after Tuesday's chemical attack, which killed nearly 100 people. “I think it was the right thing to do," Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said on Fox News Friday. Echoing those remarks, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said in a statement that the airstrikes sent a "clear and measured message" to the Bashar al-Assad regime (although she also blamed Trump in part for the tension because of his travel ban.) My statement on last night’s US military strike on Syria here ? https://t.co/CmOjND88Ba pic.twitter.com/HlQ5uErLVG— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) April 7, 2017 You'll notice another caveat in...
  • First Images Of Aftermath Of "Inefficient" US Missile Strikes Emerge

    04/07/2017 6:08:00 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Apr 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Russias Rossiya 24 news channel has revealed the first footage from the Shayrat airbase, which the United States hit with a volley of 59 Tomahawk missiles after an alleged chemical attack in Idlib earlier this week.
  • Trump Unites Congress: US Lawmakers Largely Support Syria Air Strikes

    04/07/2017 5:49:06 AM PDT · by Fennie · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | April 7, 2017 | By Tyler Durden
    Eleven weeks into his administration, Trump's Syrian airstrikes appear to have achieve what until last night appeared impossible: unite much of Congress in support of a Trump decision. As Bloomberg report, U.S. lawmakers mostly expressed support for Trump's strike against a Syrian airfield in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack, though some cautioned that Congress needs to be consulted on a comprehensive strategy if the strike is a harbinger of things to come.
  • IDF JETS ALLEGEDLY ATTACK HEZBOLLAH TARGETS IN SYRIA OVERNIGHT

    02/22/2017 5:36:52 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/22/17 | Anna Ahronheim
    Israeli jets allegedly struck targets near the Syrian capital overnight on Wednesday, reportedly a weapons shipment to the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Lebanese media reported. Syrian media reported witnesses hearing "loud explosion sounds" in the early morning hours. According to Lebanese media, the targets that were hit around 3.00 a.m. were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army's 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the capital. The report also claimed that the IDF struck from within Lebanon, circling the Beqaa Valley and Baalbek, so as not to be blocked by the Russian defense systems operating in...
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obamas plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated red line after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obamas legacy. The British parliaments vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • US Air Force pilot rocked Santa hat, delivered death to ISIS on Christmas Day

    12/27/2016 7:58:36 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 25 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Russ Read, DCNF
    A U.S. pilot got into the Christmas spirit Sunday when he wore Santa Claus hats on his bombing runs against the Islamic State. The Department of Defense shared some photos of an F-16 Air Force pilot wearing the bright red cap most commonly associated with the present-delivering elf. One photo shows the pilot giving the cameraman a thumbs-up as he flies to deliver his payload. An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot dons a red Santa hat as he flies to his target. Source: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward/U.S. Department of Defense Festive as the hat may have been, the pilot was still...
  • IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

    11/27/2016 9:38:36 PM PST · by Lera · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/28/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Israeli aircraft attack a facility in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in retaliation for Sunday's attack on IDF soldiers. Israeli aircraft attacked early Monday morning a facility belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights. The attack was in retaliation to Sunday's attack on IDF forces who were engaged in operations along the Syrian border. The patrol returned fire, first with small arms and then with mortars. The Israel Air Force then located the armored vehicle that had been the source of the fire and destroyed the vehicle, killing all...
  • 'We'll shoot down US warplanes': Russia warns coalition jets carrying out air strikes over Syria

    10/06/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by free_life · 139 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Oct 6, 2016
    Russia has ordered the US not to carry out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, warning that sophisticated air defence systems are now up and running. Putin has ordered the deployment of S-300 and S-400 units in order to protect troops on the ground. And Russian army bosses have warned that the weapons' radius may be 'a surprise' to unidentified planes, helicopters and drones in the area, according to Russia Today . Russia says it has deployed the anti-aircraft batteries because members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working on the ground delivering aid.
  • France 'conducts air strikes against IS'

    09/29/2016 11:27:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 30 | BBC
    France has begun air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say. A number of Rafale fighter planes took off from the carrier early on Friday, news agency AFP said. It quoted an officer on board, who said the planes would take part in an attack on Mosul, an IS stronghold in Iraq. The Charles de Gaulle, France's only aircraft carrier, was sent to the region earlier in September.
  • Turkey to resume airstrikes on ISIS in Syria, asks Russia to fight 'common enemy'

    08/11/2016 8:27:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    Turkey will resume airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and has asked Russia to carry out joint operations against its common enemy. Ankara halted strikes after the downing of a Russian plane by Turkish forces last year. In an interview with Turkey's NTV television on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu said that Ankara will again, in an active manner, with its planes take part in operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets. Cavusolgu also said that Ankara has called on Moscow to carry out joint operations against the common enemy of IS. "Let's fight against the terrorist...
  • Russia Bombed Base in Syria Used by U.S

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 PM PDT · by keat · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21, 2016 | Adam Entous
    An outpost near the Jordanian border that is used by U.S. and British special forces was hit by the airstrikes last month. When Russian aircraft bombed a remote garrison in southeastern Syria last month, alarm bells sounded at the Pentagon and the Ministry of Defense in London. The Russians werent bombarding a run-of-the-mill rebel outpost, according to U.S. officials. Their target was a secret base of operations for elite American and British forces. In fact, a contingent of about 20 British special forces had pulled out of the garrison 24 hours earlier. British officials declined to comment. U.S. military and...
  • Russian warplanes reportedly bombed US base in Syria [last month]

    07/22/2016 7:37:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    fo.com ^ | 07/22/2016
    Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said. Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still persued a compromise. The U.S. and Russia agreed to a pact...
  • Turkey Allows Resumption of U.S. Missions From Incirlik Air Base

    07/18/2016 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jul 17, 2016
    Missions by American warplanes flown from the Incirlik air base in Turkey against Islamic State targets will resume following a temporary shutdown in the hours after the failed coup, Defense Department officials announced Sunday.
  • US airstrikes kill at least 250 ISIS fighters in convoy outside Fallujah, official says

    06/29/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    A series of American airstrikes killed at least 250 ISIS fighters driving in a convoy outside Fallujah on Wednesday, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.
  • I Wish It Was Me: Syrian Boy Weeps Over Brothers Body

    04/30/2016 10:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 29 April 2016
    Tragic footage of a Syrian boy crying over his brothers dead body has drawn global attention, as the countrys half-decade long conflict continues to escalate. In the video, the boy cries I wish it was me, not you. His brother was killed after several airstrikes hit Syrias second city of Aleppo. The bombing raids on Thursday killed dozens of civilians in rebel-held areas of the city, which include a hospital where more than 50 people were killed. The video also showed the boy stroking his dead brothers face, calling him the love of my father before workers came and took...
  • SURROUNDED BY ISIS, RUSSIAN 'RAMBO' MAKES INCREDIBLE DECISION [VIDEO] - RESPECT

    03/25/2016 8:31:20 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    Overpasses for America ^ | March 25, 2016 12:28 pm
    The fearless officer was directing Russian airstrikes at Islamic State targets near the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria when he was surrounded by terrorists. Not prepared to go down without a fight, he ordered military officials to drop bombs on his location and died in the blast. A spokesperson for the Russian military said: "An officer of Russian special operations forces was killed near Palmyra while carrying out a special task to direct Russian airstrikes at Islamic State group targets." "The officer was carrying out a combat task in Palmyra area for a week, identifying crucial IS targets and...
  • Russian 'Rambo' wipes out ISIS thugs by calling airstrike on HIMSELF when surrounded

    03/25/2016 10:39:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    Brave Russian soldier ordered military officials to drop bombs on his location after being surrounded by ISIS terrorists Reuters Smoke and flames rise over a hill near a Syrian town after an airstrike Smoke and flames rise over a hill near a Syrian town after an airstrike A brave Russian special forces soldier who was on a Rambo-style one man mission to hunt for ISIS militants died a "hero" after calling in an airstrike on HIMSELF. The fearless officer was directing Russian airstrikes at Islamic State targets near the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria when he was surrounded by...
  • A Top ISIS Leader Killed in Airstrike, Pentagon Says

    03/25/2016 8:05:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-25-2016 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON The United States killed a top Islamic State commander in Syria who was believed to be in line to lead the terrorist group, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Friday. The killing of a top commander, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, who is also known by other names, comes as the United States is having increased success targeting the Islamic States leadership. Last week, Defense Department officials concluded that American strikes had killed the groups minister of war, Omar al-Shishani. We are systematically eliminating ISILs cabinet, Mr. Carter said at a news conference, using an acronym for the...