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33 min ago | Ottawa Citizen
The Royal Canadian Air Force has quietly turned to an unusual source for spare parts to keep its venerable search-and-rescue airplanes flying: a museum. The Citizen has learned that, in July 2012, air force technicians raided an old Hercules airplane that is on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada because they needed navigational equipment for a similar aircraft still in use.
4 hrs ago | Click2Houston
In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.
5 hrs ago | WHAS11
That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies.
9 hrs ago | SFGate
The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. A statement Sunday from spokesman Maj.
13 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News
British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria. Haines - the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group - had entered humanitarian work with enthusiasm, his brother Mike Haines said in a statement.
A court appearance is a bother for many people, but for Garry Glasper, it was a new lease on life. Glasper, 64, had eight outstanding traffic infractions and two unpaid fines from a pair of old misdemeanors.
British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks. It is produced very similarly to the videos that showed the executions of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the last of which included Haines and the threat that he'd be killed next.
Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.
Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden used a recent conference call with reporters to warn about the dangers of relying on air power to attain military objectives in the Middle East.
Bond is set at $750,000 for Nicholas John Romeo, who was charged with killing a man in 2010 during an argument outside a bar near Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Romeo was among more than a dozen people charged last month in a gang sweep focused on Tucson's east side.
Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far, as the relief operations launched by the Armed forces entered the 12th day today. "Armed Forces and NDRF have so far rescued over 1,42,000 persons from different parts of J&K in the ongoing rescue and relief operations," a defence spokesperson said here.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday played down chances of an imminent broad coalition against Islamic State militants, illustrating the difficulty Washington faces winning commitment for a military campaign in the heart of the Middle East. Kerry met Turkish leaders to try to secure support for U.S.-led action against Islamic State, but Ankara's reluctance to play a frontline role highlighted the challenges of building a willing coalition to wage what will likely be a tough offensive.
President Obama's decision to authorize air strikes in Syria draws the administration into a complicated civil war where attacks on Islamic militants could indirectly benefit the regime of Bashar Analysis: Syrian airstrikes may help U.S. enemies WASHINGTON - President Obama's decision to authorize air strikes in Syria draws the administration into a complicated civil war where attacks on Islamic militants could indirectly benefit the regime of Bashar Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rZK5SZ Syrian President Bashar Assad receives congratulations from Muslim clerics after performing the first prayer marking Eid al-Fitr at al-Khair Mosque on July, 28, 2014.
American forces are converging on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam this month for a week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers. Servicemen and women will practice searching for submarines, stopping suspect vessels at sea and using a new missile defense system recently set up on Guam.
"If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach.
U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today. The spy planes flying missions over Iraq and Syria can develop a list of potential Islamic State targets, said the commander who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe what the war might look like.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:05 pm
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